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Title: Why Be a Structuralist? Several Unsuccessful Structuralist Strategies for the Philosophy of Mathematics.
Authors: Millar, Adam
Advisors: Burgess, John P.
Contributors: Halvorson, Hans P.
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2015
Abstract: Structuralism is a relatively new program that has emerged within Philosophy of Mathematics. Stewart Shapiro presents a Structural Realist position. Geoffrey Hellman presents a Nominalist Structuralist position. Both believe structuralist nuances to existing views will make them more successful. I demonstrate that these structuralist additions do little to nothing to improve the realist and nominalist positions. Structuralism must find its own independent method of approaching philosophy of mathematics.
Extent: 27 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Philosophy, 1924-2017

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