Stalnaker on Mathematical Information

Southern Journal of Philosophy 47 (2):187-204 (2009)
Robert Stalnaker has argued that mathematical information is information about the sentences and expressions of mathematics. I argue that this metalinguistic account is open to a variant of Alonzo Church's translation objection and that Stalnaker's attempt to get around this objection is not successful. If correct, this tells not only against Stalnaker's account of mathematical truths, but against any metalinguistic account of truths that are both necessary and informative
Keywords Stalnaker  mathematical information  content  possibilities  epistemic possibilities
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DOI 10.1111/j.2041-6962.2009.tb00090.x
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