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Crossing the divided line: mathematical perception and the access problem

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Platonism in the philosophy of mathematics holds that there are mind-independent, abstract objects which are the subject of mathematical inquiry. This view faces a vexed epistemological problem: given that humans are concrete, physical creatures squarely situated in space-time, how can we come to possess knowledge of these abstract objects? Gödel is famous for suggesting that we can have "something like a perception" of some mathematical objects, and this faculty for perception is how...

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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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BPhil
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Bachelors
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University of Oxford
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2018-12-06

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