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2 - Metaphysics of Mathematics

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 May 2019

Leon Horsten
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University of Bristol
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This chapter deals with methodological questions. The methodological approach that is advocated in this chapter leaves little room for realism debates in philosophy. In particular, from the next chapter onwards, questions of realism in metaphysics and in philosophy of mathematics are left mostly aside. Instead, I will be doing what Kit Fine calls \emph{naive metaphysics}.

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Print publication year: 2019

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  • Metaphysics of Mathematics
  • Leon Horsten, University of Bristol
  • Book: The Metaphysics and Mathematics of Arbitrary Objects
  • Online publication: 24 May 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139600293.004
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  • Metaphysics of Mathematics
  • Leon Horsten, University of Bristol
  • Book: The Metaphysics and Mathematics of Arbitrary Objects
  • Online publication: 24 May 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139600293.004
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  • Metaphysics of Mathematics
  • Leon Horsten, University of Bristol
  • Book: The Metaphysics and Mathematics of Arbitrary Objects
  • Online publication: 24 May 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139600293.004
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