Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

In Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2009)
Abstract
Platonism about mathematics (or mathematical platonism) is the metaphysical view that there are abstract mathematical objects whose existence is independent of us and our language, thought, and practices. In this survey article, the view is clarified and distinguished from some related views, and arguments for and against the view are discussed.
Keywords platonism  realism  mathematical objects
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