Dissertation, Texas A&M University (2000)

Stephen Puryear
North Carolina State University
Chihara seeks to avoid commitment to mathematical objects by replacing traditional assertions of the existence of mathematical objects with assertions about possibilities of constructing certain open-sentence tokens. I argue that Chihara's project can be defended against several important objections, but that it is no less epistemologically problematic than its platonistic competitors.
Keywords mathematics  abstract objects  platonism  nominalism
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