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In Daniel D. Novotný & Lukáš Novák (eds.), NeoAristotelian Perspectives in Metaphysics. New York, USA: Routledge. pp. 221244 (2014)
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There is a wide range of realist but nonPlatonist philosophies of mathematics—naturalist or Aristotelian realisms. Held by Aristotle and Mill, they played little part in twentieth century philosophy of mathematics but have been revived recently. They assimilate mathematics to the rest of science. They hold that mathematics is the science of X, where X is some observable feature of the world. Choices for X include quantity, structure, pattern, complexity, relations. The article lays out and compares these options, including their accounts (...) 