Nominalism Reconsidered

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Abstract

Nominalism is the view that mathematical objects do not exist. This chapter delimits several types of nominalistic projects: revolutionary programs that attempt to change mathematics and hermeneutic programs that attempt to interpret mathematics. Some programs accord with naturalism, and some oppose naturalism. Steven Yablo's fictionalism is brought into the fold and discussed at some length.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780195148770
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities

Keywords

  • Fictionalism
  • Hermeneutic nominalism
  • Mathematics
  • Nominalism
  • Revolutionary nominalism
  • Yablo

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