[FOM] Query for Roger Jones

Bill Taylor W.Taylor at math.canterbury.ac.nz
Fri May 12 02:23:53 EDT 2006

Roger Jones, you write:

> In this case the continuum hypothesis has a definite but
> unknown truth value. 

Surely this attitude is almost a *definition* of Platonism in math?

> It is this conception which gives a definite
> meaning to the continuum hypothesis in relation to which it is
> a genuine, objective and significant, open problem,

How can it be in any way an objective open problem, unless one is
a Platonist as regards set theory?  I can't see how, otherwise.

> those (like me) who are not platonists in the popular sense of that term.

So in what sense ARE you a Platonist then?

Bill Taylor

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