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Charles Sayward
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
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For Rudolf Carnap the question ‘Do numbers exist?’ does not have just one sense. Asked from within mathematics, it has a trivial answer that could not possibly divide philosophers of mathematics. Asked from outside of mathematics, it lacks meaning. This paper discusses Carnap ’s distinction and defends much of what he has to say
Keywords Carnap  platonism  nominalism
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DOI 10.5840/gps19944727
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