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How much platonism do I need to handle the halting property?

I always considered myself as platonist (in contrast to formalist / finitist) but recently I realized (if this is actually true) that you need a bit of platonism to even make sense of questions like '...
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Who are some (relatively) modern “platonists” with respect to aesthetics/philosophy of art?

I'm interested in discovering post-Enlightenment to contemporary thinkers who discuss art in terms of form and beauty, and imitation vs "true forms." Thanks!
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Did Plato not believe in institution of marriage?

From this link, I've found this “all these women shall be wives in common to all the men, and not one of them shall live privately with any man; the children too should be held in common so that no ...
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Philosophies that suggest that thoughts have an existence beyond their physical realization

I'm a beginner at Philosophy, and I'm trying to categorize this metaphysical belief: "Thoughts are thought by humans, but continue to exist, interact with other ideas, and exert power in some sort ...
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What's the purpose of philosophical “isms”?

What's the purpose of philosophical "isms"? E.g. neoplatonism? To me it reads that these isms try to "encapsulate" the whole universe or e.g. society to a single encapsulation and then claim ...
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How is that any non-causal explanation of reliability is incompatible with the language- and mind-independence of mathematical objects

In the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy the article about Realism has an argument in section 2 presented by a philosopher named Field regarding Platonism. The argument goes this way. Platonic ...
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Thoughts on an article by Danielle Macbeth

I'm just starting to learn about the philosophy of mathematics, and was asked to read this paper for a course: Danielle Macbeth, Seeing How it Goes: Paper-and-Pencil Reasoning in Mathematical Practice,...
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If mathematical platonism is true, is mathematics then a discovery?

A perennial meta-mathematical question is whether mathematics is an invention or a discovery. If mathematical platonism is true, it means that mathematical concepts exist as ideas, and therefore, or ...