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Single Idea 17773

[catalogued under 2. Reason / E. Argument / 6. Conclusive Proof]

Full Idea

When you have proved something you know not only that it is true, but why it must be true.

Gist of Idea

Proof shows that it is true, but also why it must be true


John Mayberry (What Required for Foundation for Maths? [1994], p.405-2)

Book Reference

'Philosophy of Mathematics: anthology', ed/tr. Jacquette,Dale [Blackwell 2002], p.405

A Reaction

Note the word 'must'. Presumably both the grounding and the necessitation of the truth are revealed.