Philosophical Perspectives 20 (1):95-121 (2006)

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Matti Eklund
Uppsala University
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Neo-Fregeanism in the philosophy of mathematics consists of two main parts: the logicist thesis, that mathematics (or at least branches thereof, like arithmetic) all but reduce to logic, and the platonist thesis, that there are abstract, mathematical objects. I will here focus on the ontological thesis, platonism. Neo-Fregeanism has been widely discussed in recent years. Mostly the discussion has focused on issues specific to mathematics. I will here single out for special attention the view on ontology which underlies the neo-Fregeans’ claims about mathematical objects, and discuss this view in a broader setting
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DOI 10.1111/j.1520-8583.2006.00104.x
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