*From*: "Adriano Palma" <Palma@xxxxxxxxxx>*To*: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 07:15:07 +0200

** Low Priority ** ** Reply Requested by 4/10/2012 (Tuesday) ** to be explicit the philosophy (by Russell & Whitehead) holds that something like 2+3=5 is reducible to a logical truth (that is a theorem, and a theorem to be such needs a prove, and *that* is lots of work) >>> Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx> 09/04/2012 10:33 PM >>> Adriano Palma wrote, re proving 2+2=4 > It is not a dissertation, it['s] PM By Whitehead & Russell Omar had written > I understand that someone once wrote a Ph.D. dissertation in mathematics > to prove that 2+2=4 and that he managed to prove it at length. I don't > know any details though. What Russell and Whitehead took some thousand pages to prove was that 1+1=2. (There's a long story behind this though.) Robert Paul ------------------------------------------------------------------ To change your Lit-Ideas settings (subscribe/unsub, vacation on/off, digest on/off), visit www.andreas.com/faq-lit-ideas.html Please find our Email Disclaimer here: http://www.ukzn.ac.za/disclaimer/

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