FOM: Reply to Hersch and Tragesser on aliens and abstract objects

Robert S Tragesser RTragesser at
Fri Jan 2 06:21:03 EST 1998

Dear Niel Tennant,
        I mean to post a careful articulation of Lebesgue's
   Before that I'll post an explanation of my strong
disagreement with Hersh's radical anti-platonism.
(While agreeing with his historical and future-
essentially-unpredicatable view of mathematics).
        By the way,  I'll be using arguments
related to those occuring in Kant's solutions
to the antiomies to argue that one can
set one's mathematical cap toward carving
out a domain of infinitary and perfectly
entities,  but that there are by no means
no guarantees.
    robert tragesser


More information about the FOM mailing list