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Mathematical Facts in a Physicalist Ontology

Szabo, Laszlo E. (2012) Mathematical Facts in a Physicalist Ontology. [Preprint]

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Abstract

If physicalism is true, everything is physical. In other words, everything supervenes on, or is necessitated by, the physical. Accordingly, if there are logical/mathematical facts, they must be necessitated by the physical facts of the world. The aim of this paper is to clarify what logical/mathematical facts actually are and how these facts can be accommodated in a purely physical world.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Szabo, Laszlo E.
Keywords: physicalism, mathematical truth, formalism, formal system, physical theory, empiricism
Subjects: General Issues > Theory/Observation
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Laszlo E. Szabo
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2012 04:24
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2013 08:38
Item ID: 9197
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9197

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