Nominalism, Trivialist Platonism and Benacerraf's dilemma

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Abstract

In his stimulating new book The Construction of Logical Space, Agustín Rayo offers a new account of mathematics, which he calls 'Trivialist Platonism'. In this article, we take issue with Rayo's case for Trivialist Platonism and his claim that the view overcomes Benacerraf's dilemma. Our conclusion is that Rayo has not shown that Trivialist Platonism has any advantage over nominalism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-231
Number of pages8
JournalAnalysis
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • 'just is' statements
  • Benacerraf's dilemma
  • Nominalism
  • Platonism
  • Trivialism

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