Mathematical fictionalism vs. physical fictionalism

martdowd at martdowd at
Mon Mar 29 08:11:42 EDT 2021

Vaugh Pratt writes:
> These being contradictory points of view, must we infer that at least one of them is fictional?
A standard line on this would be that they are both fictional, in that they are both approximations. It;s hard to resist commenting that a quantum field satisfting Wightman's axioms seems even more fictional.
Martin Dowd
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