FOM: The issue of realism in mathematics wtait at
Wed Jan 28 23:21:57 EST 1998

I thought I might mention a paper that I wrote some time ago, in which I 
discussed some of the issues that are coming up now in FOM postings: 
"Truth and proof: The Platonism of mathematics", _Synthese 69, 
1986:341-408. I intended ``Platonism'' to be in scare quotes, but I'm a 
bad proof-reader. It is an old paper and would have been improved by the 
discussion on FOM; but, without having read it through recently, I'm sure 
I remain convinced of its central points.

Bill Tait

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