[Wittrs] [C] Re: Syntax and Semantics in Mathematics

  • From: "iro3isdx" <xznwrjnk-evca@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 17:49:27 -0000

--- In Wittrs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Joseph Polanik <jPolanik@...> wrote:

> My argument is that formalism failed.

The Hilbert program failed.  I'm not inclined to see that as  the same
as "formalism failed."

But even if formalism failed, why would that have any implications  for
Searle's claim that syntax is not sufficient for semantics?


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