Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 July 2014

240 Pages | 32 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199316540

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The Consistency of Arithmetic

And Other Essays

Storrs McCall

  • A new proof is given of the consistency of arithmetic, contradicting Gödel's well-known undecidability result of 1931.
  • The process of practical deliberation (Aristotle's bouleusis) is shown to be indeterministic, but highly controlled and the antithesis of chance.
  • The flow of time is analyzed in such a way as to make it an objective structural feature of the dynamic four-dimensional world.
  • Non-local influences in quantum mechanics are explained.
  • God's omniscience is reconciled with human free will using a new argument based upon the supervenience of the concept of truth.