MATHEMATICAL FACTS IN A PHYSICALIST ONTOLOGY

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Parallel Processing Letters, ISSN: 0129-6264, Vol: 22, Issue: 03, Page: 1240009-(12 pages)

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9894
DOI:
10.1142/s0129626412400099
Author(s):
LÁSZLÓ E. SZABÓ
Publisher(s):
World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt; World Scientific Publishing Company
Tags:
Computer Science; Mathematics
article description
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. © 2012 World Scientific Publishing Company.