Le 15-mars-07, à 01:38, David Nyman a écrit :

> On Mar 14, 10:18 pm, "Stathis Papaioannou" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
>> Perhaps using the term "existence" for mathematical objects is 
>> misleading.
>> It doesn't mean they exist as separate objects in the real world,  
>> just that
>> they exist as concepts. This is mathematical Platonism.
>
> Yes, I understand.  I guess I'm saying that nevertheless I can
> conceive of a radical negation in which even Platonic objects have no
> existence, conceptual or otherwise. Consequently AFAICS arguments for
> Platonic 'necessity' are in fact derived wholly from contingent states
> of affairs.


True. But the fact that the human conception of platonic necessity is 
derived from contingent facts does not necessarily change the necessity 
character of platonic truth.

Bruno

http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/


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