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Grounding ConceptsAn Empirical Basis for Arithmetical Knowledge$
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C. S. Jenkins

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231577

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231577.001.0001

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Realism

Realism

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(p.13) 1 Realism
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Grounding Concepts
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Caroline Jenkins (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231577.003.0002

This chapter aims to determine in exactly what sense we should be ‘realists’ about arithmetic, that is, exactly what kind of arithmetical ‘independence’ from the mind we should be interested in defending. It argues that taking what is called in this chapter ‘modal independence’ as characteristic of realism is a mistake, and that we should instead characterize realism in terms of is called in this chapter ‘essential independence’.

Keywords:   independence, modal, essential, mind, quasi-realism

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