Bruno Marchal wrote:
> Le 17-août-06, à 16:41, 1Z a écrit :
> > Arithemtical Platonism is the belief that mathematical
> > structures *exist* independently of you,
> > not just that they are true independently of you.
> What is the difference between ""the proposition "it exists a prime
> number" is true independently of me", and the proposition "it exists a
> prime number (independently of me)"?

The contextual meaning of "exists".

What is the difference between

"Sherlock Holmes lives at 221B Baker Street"


"Sherlock Holmes lives" ?

> I can see a nuance, and that is why I prefer to use the expression "
> Arithmetical Realism (AR)" (and then I always define what I mean by
> that) instead of "platonism" (which I prefer to reserve when Plato is
> actually mentionned, like with the Theatetical definition of
> knowledge).

A claim about truth as opposed to existence cannot
support the conclusion that matter does not actually exist.

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