Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Paul Benacerraf
Stalnaker I 41
Knowledge/Causal Theory/Mathematics/Benacerraf/Stalnaker: for mathematics we should expect a semantics that is a continuation of the general semantics. Existence statements about numbers, functions, and sets should be interpreted with the same truth-conditional semantics as sentences about tables, quarks, etc.
I 42
Platonism/Mathematics/Benacerraf: Platonism gives a natural semantics, but it does not allow plausible epistemology.
Reference/Benacerraf: thesis: real reference needs a causal connection.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Bena I
P. Benacerraf
Philosophy of Mathematics 2ed: Selected Readings Cambridge 1984

Sta I
R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-23