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    This is a very difficult question I think. After a bit of consideration, I would like to know whether existence is preferable to non-existence.

    (Original post by viriol)
    Is mathematics (/Can mathematics be) self-consistent?
    If I'm interpreting your question right, then the answer according to Gödel's incompleteness theorems is that it can't.
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    (Original post by miser)
    This is a very difficult question I think. After a bit of consideration, I would like to know whether existence is preferable to non-existence.


    If I'm interpreting your question right, then the answer according to Gödel's incompleteness theorems is that it can't.
    Not really. The only answer Godel's theorem(s) give is that you can't find the answer within mathematics (/mathematical logic). That's precisely why I chose this!
 
 
 
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