A Diatribe against the "Law" of the Excluded Middle

By Doron Zeilberger

Delivered Feb. 25, 2016

Videotaped lecture:

Abstract: The so-called Law of the Excluded Middle is completely illegitimate for so-called "infinite" sets, leading to so much scholastic drivel, and making a large part of modern mathematics (in particular all those "undecidability" results) utterly meaningless, except as a (usually utterly boring) game with "axioms". But even when restricted to finite sets it leads to paradoxical, unsatisfying conclusions (e.g. Prisoner's dilemma)

[This lecture was delivered on Feb. 25, 2016, at the Rutgers University Experimental Mathematics seminar organized by Matthew Russell and Doron Zeilberger.]

Acknowledgement: The video was filmed and uploaded to vimeo by Matthew Russell. It was uploaded to YouTube by Edinah Gnang.
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