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Mathematical Existence De-Platonized: Introducing Objects of Supposition in the Arts and Sciences

Rynasiewicz, Robert and Steinert-Threlkeld, Shane and Suri, Vivek (2010) Mathematical Existence De-Platonized: Introducing Objects of Supposition in the Arts and Sciences. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we introduce a suppositional view of linguistic practice that ranges over fiction, science, and mathematics. While having similar con- sequences to some other views, in particular Linsky and Zalta’s plenitudinous platonism, the view advocated here both differs fundamentally in approach and accounts for a wider range of phenomena and scientific discourse.


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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: supposition, philosophy of mathematics, hypothetical entities, scientific discovery
    Subjects: General Issues > Structure of Theories
    General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Specific Sciences > Mathematics
    Depositing User: Robert Rynasiewicz
    Date Deposited: 13 May 2010
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:19
    Item ID: 5345
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5345

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