## Philosophy Lexicon 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. | |||

Author | Item | More concepts for author | |
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Bigelow, John | Platonism | Bigelow, John | |

Boer, Steven E. | Platonism | Boer, Steven E. | |

Cresswell, M.J. | Platonism | Cresswell, M.J. | |

Field, Hartry | Platonism | Field, Hartry | |

Prior, Arthur | Platonism | Prior, Arthur | |

Quine, Willard Van Orman | Platonism | Quine, Willard Van Orman | |

Stalnaker, R. | Platonism | Stalnaker, R. | |

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27 |