This paper is an attempt to clarify the ontological status of Platonic ideas. My considerations are based on the example of mathematical ideas and their relation to the subjects of mathematics and phenomena, since such modes of existence are distinguished in the philosophy of Plato.
Keywords philosophy of mathematics  Plato  Platonic idealism  history of philosophy  platonism  mathematical platonism
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