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

Publication Year:
2010
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5345
Author(s):
Rynasiewicz, Robert; Steinert-Threlkeld, Shane; Suri, Vivek
artifact description
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.