Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> Peter Jones writes (quoting Bruno Marchal):
>
> > > Frankly I don't think so. Set platonism can be considered as a bold
> > > assumption, but number platonism, as I said you need a sophisticated
> > > form of finitism to doubt it. I recall it is just the belief that the
> > > propositions of elementary arithmetic are independent of you.
> >
> > Arithemtical Platonism is the belief that mathematical
> > structures *exist* independently of you,
> > not just that they are true independently of you.
>
> What's the difference?


Things that exist are available for causal interaction. Numbers aren't.


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