I guess that 2+2=4 if we want to stay at that point (though actually with some reading I found out that Quantum physicists would disagree with that fact apparently.)fleetmouse wrote:Sure it's satisfactory, but what is this "it" that is self evident? That sounds descriptive.mdsimpson92 wrote:Perhaps I would say that it is self-evident. But that isn't satisfactory isn't it.
I don't think you end up in an infinite regress if you recognize that some things are necessarily true.
Does math really explain anything in the real worlds, if not then I can't really call it descriptive since it in of itself does not describe the world.
On avoiding infinite regress, would those things that are necessarily be true be self evident? How do we know these things to be necessarily true? Reminds me of foundationalism, but then it just brings me to that brain in a vat scenario doesn't it.