FOM: Platonism and social constructivism
rhersh at math.unm.edu
Tue Mar 24 10:27:07 EST 1998
I think I agree with everything in your message.
It seems to me our only difference is of emphasis.
In particular, I have written repeatedly that once a mathematical
entity is invented, it has definite properties which we are not
free to choose, and which may be difficult or impossible for us
By your definition, I am therefore not a social constructiviist.
But this is a label that I have never adopted. Others have
chosen to attach it to me, without my permission.
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