Mathematical facts in a physicalist ontology
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Parallel Processing Letters, ISSN: 0129-6264, Vol: 22, Issue: 3, Page: 1240009-(12 pages)
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- Computer Science; Mathematics
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.