Hilary Putnam Quote

Oddly enough, Putnam believes part of the attraction of some of these formalisms is their obscurity:

I think part of the appeal of mathematical logic is that the formulas look mysterious - you write backward Es!


Putnam as quoted in: Julian Baggini, Jeremy Stangroom (2005) What Philosophers Think. p. 233

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I think part of the appeal of mathematical logic is that the formulas look mysterious - you write backward Es!

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I think part of the appeal of mathematical logic is that the formulas look mysterious - you write backward Es!

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I think part of the appeal of mathematical logic is that the formulas look mysterious - you write backward Es!

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I think part of the appeal of mathematical logic is that the formulas look mysterious - you write backward Es!