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Gödel and physical theories

  1. Dec 24, 2004 #1

    honestrosewater

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    Material implication and physical theories

    This thread was orginally about something related which I no longer need to ask, but I can't delete it. I do still have a question.

    I don't understand precisely what is meant by (others when they refer to) a "physical theory". My question is motivated by claims that p-consciousness is not entailed by any physical theory, and I'm wondering how one would go about proving such a claim. How are physical theories different from any other formal system?
    I'm currently reading more about entailment, material implication, and strict implication so I cannot yet be more specific about my question.
    (I always seem to end up in this forum when I have a question I don't know how to ask. :rolleyes: )
     
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