Mind 121 (484):983-995 (2012)

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Mary Leng
University of York
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This discussion note responds to Mark Colyvan’s claim that there is no easy road to nominalism. While Colyvan is right to note that the existence of mathematical explanations presents a more serious challenge to nominalists than is often thought, it is argued that nominalist accounts do have the resources to account for the existence of mathematical explanations whose explanatory role resides elsewhere than in their nominalistic content.
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There is No Easy Road to Nominalism.M. Colyvan - 2010 - Mind 119 (474):285-306.

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Platonic Relations and Mathematical Explanations.Robert Knowles - forthcoming - The Philosophical Quarterly.

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