Burgess's ‘Scientific’ Arguments for the Existence of Mathematical Objects

October 2006
Philosophia Mathematica;Oct2006, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p318
Academic Journal
This paper addresses John Burgess's answer to the ‘Benacerraf Problem’: How could we come justifiably to believe anything implying that there are numbers, given that it does not make sense to ascribe location or causal powers to numbers? Burgess responds that we should look at how mathematicians come to accept:


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