Knowledge of Abstract Objects in Physics and Mathematics

Acta Analytica 32 (4):397-409 (2017)
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In this paper a parallel is drawn between the problem of epistemic access to abstract objects in mathematics and the problem of epistemic access to idealized systems in the physical sciences. On this basis it is argued that some recent and more traditional approaches to solving these problems are problematic.
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