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Why Burgess Is a Moderate Realist

Charles S. Chihara

in Constructibility and Mathematical Existence

Published in print June 1991 | ISBN: 9780198239758
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597190 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198239750.003.0009

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Why Burgess Is a Moderate Realist

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Concerns an attempted refutation of nominalism put forward by John Burgess in the form of a dilemma argument. Argues that Burgess's argument is based upon a false dilemma.

Keywords: John Burgess; mathematical nominalism; nominalism

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Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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