David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Croatian Journal of Philosophy 7 (2):163-176 (2007)
Jim Brown (1991, viii) says that platonism, in mathematics involves the following: 1. mathematical objects exist independently of us; 2. mathematical objects are abstract; 3. we learn about mathematical objects by the faculty of intuition. The same is being claimed by Jerrold Katz (1981, 1998) in his platonistic approach to linguistics. We can take the object of linguistic analysis to be concrete physical sounds as held by nominalists, or we can assume that the object of linguistic study are psychological or mental states which presents the conceptualism or psychologism of Chomsky and that language is an abstract object as held by platonists or realists and urged by Jerrold Katz hinlself.I want to explicate Katz’s proposal which is based on Kant’s conception of pure intuition and give arguments why I find it implausible. I also present doubts that linguists use intuitive evidence only. I conclude with some arguments against the a prioricity of intuitive judgements in general which is also relevant for Jim Brown’s platonistic beliefs
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Mark Balaguer, Fictionalism in the Philosophy of Mathematics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Fritz J. McDonald (2009). Linguistics, Psychology, and the Ontology of Language. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 9 (3):291-301.
Øystein Linnebo (2009). Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics. In Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Daniel A. Kaufman (2002). Composite Objects and the Abstract/Concrete Distinction. Journal of Philosophical Research 27:215-238.
Antoni GomilaBenejam (1992). Acerca de la naturaleza psicológica de la lingüística. Theoria 7 (1-2):973-987.
Mark Balaguer (1995). A Platonist Epistemology. Synthese 103 (3):303 - 325.
Mary Leng (2005). Platonism and Anti-Platonism: Why Worry? International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 19 (1):65 – 84.
Mark Balaguer (1998). Platonism and Anti-Platonism in Mathematics. Oxford University Press.
Charles Parsons (2008). Mathematical Thought and its Objects. Cambridge University Press.
Clevis Headley (1997). Platonism and Metaphor in the Texts of Mathematics: GÃ¶Del and Frege on Mathematical Knowledge. [REVIEW] Man and World 30 (4):453-481.
Anna Lemańska (2012). Uwagi o platonizmie matematycznym. Filozofia Nauki 2.
Mark Balaguer (1994). Against (Maddian) Naturalized Platonism. Philosophia Mathematica 2 (2):97-108.
William J. Melanson (2011). Reassessing the Epistemological Challenge to Mathematical Platonism. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 11 (3):295-304.
Jerrold J. Katz (ed.) (1985). The Philosophy of Linguistics. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2011-12-01
Total downloads8 ( #176,909 of 1,099,996 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #127,210 of 1,099,996 )
How can I increase my downloads?