Graduate studies at Western
Erkenntnis 70 (3):419 - 426 (2009)
|Abstract||In his 2003 paper, “Does the Existence of Mathematical Objects Make a Difference?”, Alan Baker criticizes what he terms the ‘Makes No Difference’ (MND) argument by arguing that it does not succeed in undermining platonism. In this paper, I raise two objections. The first objection is that Baker is wrong in claiming that the premise of the MND argument lacks a truth-value. The second objection is that the theory of counterlegals which he appeals to in his argument is incompatible with actual scientific practice. I conclude that we ought not to accept Baker’s claim.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Huw Price (2010). Truth as Convenient Friction. In Mario de Caro & David Macarthur (eds.), Naturalism and Normativity. Columbia University Press.
Michael Papazian (2007). The Ontological Argument of Diogenes of Babylon. Phronesis 52 (2):188 - 209.
Mary Leng (2005). Platonism and Anti-Platonism: Why Worry? International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 19 (1):65 – 84.
Alan Baker (2010). No Reservations Required? Defending Anti-Nominalism. Studia Logica 96 (2):127-139.
Andrew Moon (2012). Warrant Does Entail Truth. Synthese 184 (3):287-297.
Dan Passell (1997). Hume's Arguments for His Sceptical Doubts. Journal of Philosophical Research 22:409-422.
Baron Reed (2009). A New Argument for Skepticism. Philosophical Studies 142 (1):91 - 104.
Steven J. Todd (2009). A Difference That Makes a Difference: Passing Through Dennett's Stalinesque/Orwellian Impasse. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (3):497-520.
A. Baker (2003). Does the Existence of Mathematical Objects Make a Difference? Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (2):246 – 264.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads22 ( #62,772 of 739,489 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,680 of 739,489 )
How can I increase my downloads?