FOM: constructive platitudes
kosta.simopoulos at utoronto.ca
Mon May 8 16:09:14 EDT 2000
On Mon, 8 May 2000, Peter Schuster wrote:
This seems to be just the dilemma of any kind of Platonism, which says
> there is mathematical reality out there but does not tell us how
> can get a hand on it.
Where does Plato say this? Can you provide some relevant citations?
"And none of the objects, we affirm, has any fixed name,nor is there
anything to prevent forms which are now called round from being called
straight, and the straight round ; and men will find the names no less
firmly fixed when they have shifted them and apply them in an opposite
sense." (Plato, Epistle, VII, 343b)
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