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.

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, 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 2017-06-27