RE: Platonism vs Realism WAS: ROADMAP (well, not yet really...

From: Stathis Papaioannou <>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 09:48:48 +1000

Peter Jones writes (quoting Bruno Marchal):

> > Frankly I don't think so. Set platonism can be considered as a bold
> > assumption, but number platonism, as I said you need a sophisticated
> > form of finitism to doubt it. I recall it is just the belief that the
> > propositions of elementary arithmetic are independent of you.
> Arithemtical Platonism is the belief that mathematical
> structures *exist* independently of you,
> not just that they are true independently of you.

What's the difference?

Stathis Papaioannou
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