FOM: Re: Kreisel's Realism

A.P. Hazen a.hazen at
Thu May 10 00:18:22 EDT 2001

   (Origin of Kreisel dictum: the issue is one of the objectivity of
mathematical knowledge, not the existence of mathematical objects.)
   Dummett, in the preface to "Truth and  Other Enigmas," attributes it to
Kreisel "in a review of Wittgenstein."  My recollection is that some years
ago several of my friends tried, unsuccessfully, to find the exact source,
and took to calling it "a dictum often attributed to Kreisel."
Allen Hazen
Philosophy Department
University of Melbourne

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