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Monday, December 8th, 2008
9:45a - A Question of Categories
Are mathematical statements positive or normative?

How about statements about (established) fictional worlds (ex.: "Hobbits are typically between 4 and 5 feet tall,")?

What about statements about laws? Games?

If they're positive, it implies empirical experience of a construct which has no physical reality, which seems self-contradictory. If they're normative, they shouldn't have truth-values.

I am really stuck on this one this morning.

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