[FOM] Re Abstract vs. Platonic

Ehlert-Abler ehlert-abler at sbcglobal.net
Wed Feb 22 20:18:02 EST 2006

  You can accept abstractness without being a Platonist, i.e., you can still
think that math is more found than made.  The orbits of planets, for
example, are not material, but are nevertheless determined by dimensional
properties of matter.  They are found without being Platonic, and math is
probably the same.

William L. Abler
Department of Geology
Field Museum
ehlert-abler at sbcglobal.net

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