Rynasiewicz, Robert and Steinert-Threlkeld, Shane and Suri, Vivek (2010) Mathematical Existence De-Platonized: Introducing Objects of Supposition in the Arts and Sciences. UNSPECIFIED.
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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|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 15:19|
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