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Benacerraf, Paul
 
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Paul Benacerraf
Mathematical Entities Stalnaker I 41
Mathematics/Benacerraf/Stalnaker: (Benacerraf, 1973): Benacerraf sees a tension between the need for a plausible representation of what mathematical statements say and a representation of the way we know that such statements are true.
Suppose we demand a causal connection to things that we claim to know. Then it is not clear how this is supposed to work in the case of numbers that are acasual.

Bena I
P. Benacerraf
Philosophy of Mathematics 2ed: Selected Readings Cambridge 1984

Sta I
R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003


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