25 ideas
10702 | Set theory's three roles: taming the infinite, subject-matter of mathematics, and modes of reasoning [Potter] |
10713 | Usually the only reason given for accepting the empty set is convenience [Potter] |
13044 | Infinity: There is at least one limit level [Potter] |
10708 | Nowadays we derive our conception of collections from the dependence between them [Potter] |
13546 | The 'limitation of size' principles say whether properties collectivise depends on the number of objects [Potter] |
10707 | Mereology elides the distinction between the cards in a pack and the suits [Potter] |
10704 | We can formalize second-order formation rules, but not inference rules [Potter] |
10703 | Supposing axioms (rather than accepting them) give truths, but they are conditional [Potter] |
10712 | If set theory didn't found mathematics, it is still needed to count infinite sets [Potter] |
17882 | It is remarkable that all natural number arithmetic derives from just the Peano Axioms [Potter] |
13043 | A relation is a set consisting entirely of ordered pairs [Potter] |
13042 | If dependence is well-founded, with no infinite backward chains, this implies substances [Potter] |
13041 | Collections have fixed members, but fusions can be carved in innumerable ways [Potter] |
10709 | Priority is a modality, arising from collections and members [Potter] |
21912 | Fichte, Schelling and Hegel rejected transcendental idealism [Lewis,PB] |
21911 | Fichte, Hegel and Schelling developed versions of Absolute Idealism [Lewis,PB] |
4020 | The modern self has disengaged reason, self-exploration, and personal commitment [Taylor,C] |
4002 | My aim is to map the connections between our sense of self and our moral understanding [Taylor,C] |
4006 | I can only be aware of myself as a person who changes by means of my personal history [Taylor,C] |
4003 | Selfhood and moral values are inextricably intertwined [Taylor,C] |
4021 | Willingness to risk life was the constitutive quality of the man of honour [Taylor,C] |
4005 | To have respect for people, you must feel their claims, or their injustices, or hold them in awe [Taylor,C] |
4004 | Consistency presupposes intrinsic description [Taylor,C] |
4010 | In later utilitarianism the modern stress on freedom leads to the rejection of paternalism [Taylor,C] |
4009 | Nominalists defended the sovereignty of God against the idea of natural existing good and evil [Taylor,C] |