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  • n. Alternative form of Platonist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who adheres to the philosophy of Plato; a follower of Plato.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who adheres to the philosophy of Plato; a follower of Plato.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an advocate of Platonism

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Examples

  • Would simply being a mathematical platonist make you a believer in God?

    From The Archives: Four Questions

  • Suppose an atheist believes in a platonist view of mathematics, on this view numbers and mathematical entities do not exist in space and time and so are transcendent.

    From The Archives: Four Questions

  • Prima facie, it might seem that nominalism, or anti-realism, is further from the platonist view than immanent realism and conceptualism are for the simple reason that the latter two views admit that there do exist such things as numbers (or universals, or whatever).

    Platonism in Metaphysics

  • One might put this metaphorically by saying that on the platonist view, numbers exist “in platonic heaven”.

    Platonism in Metaphysics

  • And so if we are looking for an anti-platonist view of what ˜that™-clauses refer to, or what belief reports are about, we cannot say that they're about sentence types; we have to say they're about sentence tokens.

    Platonism in Metaphysics

  • If this is all that Independence amounts to, then the lightweight forms of platonism are likely to satisfy the claim and thus qualify as genuinely platonist.

    Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

  • Given these assumptions, should one also be a mathematical platonist?

    Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

  • Some views in the philosophy of mathematics are anti-nominalist without being platonist.

    Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

  • For although truth-value realism claims that mathematical statements have unique and objective truth-values, it is not committed to the distinctively platonist idea that these truth-values flow from an ontology of mathematical objects.

    Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

  • Some further examples of views that are anti-nominalist without being platonist will be discussed in Section

    Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

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