[FOM] Falsify Platonism?

Richard Heck rgheck at brown.edu
Fri Apr 23 02:18:50 EDT 2010

On 04/21/2010 10:34 PM, Bill Taylor wrote:
> If a contradiction is derived from PA, that will falsify Platonism.
Why would that falsify Platonism? It seems to me that it would simply 
show that PA is the wrong theory of the numbers. The point is clearer 
with ZFC. If ZFC is inconsistent, that doesn't falsify Platonism; it 
just shows that ZFC is not a true theory of sets.


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