[FOM] Platonism and Formalism
V.Sazonov at csc.liv.ac.uk
Mon Sep 29 16:13:43 EDT 2003
Haim Gaifman wrote:
> Platonists claim that there are objective
> mathematical facts, but they do NOT claim
> that such facts (or such interesting facts) are knowable
> to us.
It is interesting how did Platonists come to this claim that
"there are objective mathematical facts" without knowing
these facts? This claim is also a VERY STRONG KNOWLEDGE!
Did somebody WHO knows all these facts told to Platonists
this by a secret? WHO told them? Why to them, but not to me,
a simple mortal? I guess, probably because they are not
Is not this just a mysticism? And what relation to Science
does all of this have?
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