It may be taboo, but I think the taboo is there for a reason - which is that to day that there is a Platonic realm implies a physical place in which pure forms or ideas are present independent of any content. Ask a mathematician instead whether there is a sense of mathematical truth that is universal, I don't think there would be as much resistance. Sense does not need a separate realm because sense can only be "here".
Craig On Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:41:36 AM UTC-4, Roger Clough wrote: > > The Taboo of Platonism > > Ask most mathematicians if they believe that > they invent new theorems or discover them. > If they discover those truths, then there is a pre-existing > Platonic realm of mathematical truth to which they naturally have access. > > But if you aski them afterwards uif they believe that there > is a pre-existing Platonic realm in which mathematics exists, > they will deny it for the most part. > > Because it is taboo to admit to the existence of > a Platonic realm. > > - Roger Clough > > > > Dr. Roger Clough NIST (ret.) 4/11/2013 > http://team.academia.edu/RogerClough > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.