The reality of Field's epistemological challenge to platonism

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Abstract

In the introduction to his Realism, Mathematics, and Modality (1989), and in earlier papers included in that collection, Hartry Field offered an epistemological challenge to platonism in the philosophy of mathematics. Justin Clarke-Doane (2016) argues that Field’s challenge is an illusion: it does not pose a genuine problem for platonism. My aim is to show that Clarke-Doane’s argument relies on a misunderstanding of Field’s challenge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1027–1031
JournalErkenntnis
Volume83
Early online date18 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • platonism, epistemological objection, abstract objects, Field, Benacerraf, Clarke-Doane

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