## Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments | |||

Proof in logic, mathematics: finite string of symbols, which derives a statement in a system from the axioms of the system together with already proven statements. | |||

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Deutsch, David Books on Amazon |
Proofs | I 211 Experiment / proof / tradition: a proof does not refer to the physical world. (VsTradition: this is wrong.) We can perform a proof in our head, or even when we are stuck in a reality simulator in which virtual reality false physics applies. I 212 Traditional idea: certain abstract sizes are not only part of the reality, but even more real than the things of the physical world. (Pythagoras). I 237f Proof / David Deutsch: physical process - difference: size and knowledge of this size - theory: aim: not certainty but explanation - Physics is totally understandable - Mathematical intuition is incompatible with classical physics> Quantum Theory. |
Deu I D. Deutsch Die Physik der Welterkenntnis München 2000 |

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