Australasian Journal of Philosophy 93 (4):837-837 (2015)

Cathy Legg
Deakin University
This rich book differs from much contemporary philosophy of mathematics in the author’s witty, down to earth style, and his extensive experience as a working mathematician. It accords with the field in focusing on whether mathematical entities are real. Franklin holds that recent discussion of this has oscillated between various forms of Platonism, and various forms of nominalism. He denies nominalism by holding that universals exist and denies Platonism by holding that they are concrete, not abstract - looking to Aristotle for inspiration.
Keywords philosophy of mathematics  Aristotle  Realism  Platonism  nominalism  quantity  structure
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DOI 10.1080/00048402.2015.1036897
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