[FOM] Fictionalism About Mathematics
MartDowd at aol.com
MartDowd at aol.com
Sun Mar 11 16:38:02 EDT 2012
My reaction is that the same view applies to physical reality.
More seriously, any freshman philosopher encounters the fact that there are
fundamental differences between physical reality and mathematical reality.
This does not entitle philosophers to characterize mathematical reality
as fictional.
- Martin Dowd
In a message dated 3/10/2012 3:17:11 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
hdeutsch at ilstu.edu writes:
My question is this: How do mathematical logicians and mathematicians in
general react to this fictionalist doctrine?
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