Platonism (in metaphysics) is under the rug since 1500 years. The platonism have escaped to the Middle-East, where Plato will not be completely forgotten up to 1258. Platonism of mathematics should be called realism in mathematics, as the relation with Plato’s philosophy is a complex domain. But I don’t see any brainwashing here. It is not taught at all, and in europa, it is not even well seen, as compared to Aristotle’s naturalism. Anyway, the question is if it is true or false. In mathematics, mechanism restricts realism only to finite mathematics, or arithmetic. This is basically the idea that 2+2=4, and that this is true independently of me. If you have a reason to doubt that, you can give it, but usually this is not problematical. It is taught at primary school, and I have never heard anyone contesting it outside philosophers who want to avoid metaphysical consequences for reason of personal taste. Bruno > > - pt > > > > -- > 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 > <mailto:everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com>. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org > <mailto:email@example.com>. > Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list > <https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list>. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout > <https://groups.google.com/d/optout>. -- 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 https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.