[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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