Philosophy Dictionary of Arguments  
 
Platonism: Platonism in the narrower sense is the thesis in modern philosophy that some ideas and mental objects, especially ideas, are attributed reality. Various authors are Platonists with respect to e.g. numbers, mathematical entities, or universals. In contrast, e.g. intuitionism of mathematics assumes that numbers are not objects. This distinction has a significant effect on the logical formalisability of statements of mathematics. See also nominalism, mathematical entities, theoretical entities, completeness, evidence, fictions. _____________ Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.  
Author  Item  More concepts for author  

Bigelow, John  Platonism  Bigelow, John  
Boer, Steven E.  Platonism  Boer, Steven E.  
Cresswell, Maxwell J.  Platonism  Cresswell, Maxwell J.  
Field, Hartry  Platonism  Field, Hartry  
Prior, Arthur N.  Platonism  Prior, Arthur  
Quine, Willard Van Orman  Platonism  Quine, Willard Van Orman  
Stalnaker, Robert  Platonism  Stalnaker, Robert  
