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  • noun Alternative capitalization of Platonism


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  • a very peculiar nature; it was a morsel of platonism, which is rather too curious to pass unrecorded; for as far as I have been able, upon the most minute investigation to ascertain, they never spoke to each other during the period of their tender acquaintance.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 372, May 30, 1829 Various

  • ‘UN platonism’, as Michael Glennon once memorably called it.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » UN Budgets and Follow the Money 2009

  • The most important figure in the development of modern platonism is Gottlob Frege (1884, 1892, 1893-1903, 1919).

    Platonism in Metaphysics Balaguer, Mark 2009

  • Thus, in order to use this argument to motivate platonism, one would have to supplement it with some reason for thinking that the properties in question here could not be ideas in our heads or immanent properties existing in particular physical objects.

    Platonism in Metaphysics Balaguer, Mark 2009

  • Finally, section 5 will develop and assess the most important argument against platonism, namely, the epistemological argument.

    Platonism in Metaphysics Balaguer, Mark 2009

  • The philosophico-theological ideas of those who employed this method were very diverse, encompassing varying degrees of Neo-platonism and Neo-aristotelianism, and several of them, including St. Thomas, were at times suspected of heresy.

    Two Years after Summorum Pontificum: The Situation in France 2009

  • On the other hand, the idealism, or more precisely the platonism, can accomodate the natural laws, mathematics, as well as the idea of God.

    Post-Christian America Sean 2009

  • “Between platonism and phenomenalism: Reply to Cao.”

    Structural Realism Ladyman, James 2009

  • The second option is to assume that the natural laws are separate entities from the basic set of spacetime and matter, and this leads directly to platonism, i.e. the view that abstract ideas have an independent existence outside spacetime.

    Post-Christian America Sean 2009

  • Thinkers inspired by traditions such as pragmatism and/or Wittgensteinian anti-platonism might also require these rules to be, in some sense, of our own making

    The Normativity of Meaning and Content Glüer, Kathrin 2009


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