PhilSci Archive

Physicalism without the idols of mathematics

Szabo, Laszlo E. (2021) Physicalism without the idols of mathematics. [Preprint]

[img]
Preview
Text
LESz-Idols-8-pre.pdf

Download (154kB) | Preview

Abstract

On the basis of a coherently applied physicalist ontology, I will argue that there is nothing conceptual in logic and mathematics. What we usually call “mathematical concepts”—from the most exotic ones to the most “evident” ones—are just names tagged to various elements of mathematical formalism. In fact they have nothing to do with concepts, as they have nothing to do with the actual things; they can be completely ignored by both philosophy and physics.


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Szabo, Laszlo E.laszlo.e.szabo@gmail.com0000-0001-7454-8421
Keywords: naturalized epistemology a priori semantics mathematical concept formalism in mathematics constitutive a priori
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Epistemology
Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Ontology
General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Laws of Nature
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: Prof. Laszlo E. Szabo
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2021 18:48
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2021 18:48
Item ID: 18901
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Epistemology
Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Ontology
General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Laws of Nature
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Date: 10 April 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18901

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item