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  • noun Plural form of platonist.

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Examples

  • If platonists managed to establish the existence of properties and relations in this way, they would still need to argue that such things could only be abstract objects.

    Platonism in Metaphysics

  • This argument seems to be valid, and platonists claim that the best and only tenable explanation of this fact involves a commitment to the idea that the ˜that™-clause in this argument, i.e.,

    Platonism in Metaphysics

  • There is a good deal of agreement among philosophers of mathematics that psychologism and immanent realism are untenable; that is, most philosophers of mathematics are either platonists or nominalists; but there is very little agreement as to whether platonism or nominalism is correct.

    Platonism in Metaphysics

  • The second strategy that platonists can pursue in responding to the epistemological argument is to argue that

    Platonism in Metaphysics

  • The third and final strategy that platonists can pursue is to accept

    Platonism in Metaphysics

  • This view is very subtle and the question of how platonists could most plausibly undermine it is tricky.

    Platonism in Metaphysics

  • And in connection with immanent realism, platonists of this sort could argue that propositions couldn't be composed of immanent-realist properties, because people can believe propositions that are composed of properties that are not instantiated in the physical world.

    Platonism in Metaphysics

  • This has been the most popular strategy among contemporary platonists.

    Platonism in Metaphysics

  • But in fact, there are infinitely many different kinds of set-theoretic structures, and platonists can argue that physicalistic views like Maddy's are incompatible with this.

    Platonism in Metaphysics

  • Advocates of psychologism agree with platonists that in the sentence ˜3 is prime™, ˜3™ functions as a singular term (i.e., as a denoting expression).

    Platonism in Metaphysics

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