[FOM] Platonism

praatika@mappi.helsinki.fi praatika at mappi.helsinki.fi
Tue Dec 28 08:34:30 EST 2004

There was, some time ago, some discussion in this list about 'Platonism' in 
the philosophy of mathematics. Therefore, the following reference might 
interest some people here:

Jacques Bouveresse: "On the Meaning of the Word 'Platonism' in the 
Expression 'Mathematical platonism'", Proceedings of the Aristotelian 
Society, September 2004, Volume 105.

This is a nice historical survey of the uses of 'Platonism' (and 'realism', 
and related terms) by Poincare, Bernays, and others. 



Panu Raatikainen

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