On Grounding Arithmetic

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Philosophy of mathematics of last fifty years has been dominated by the metaontological stance according to which one fundamental problem of the ontology of mathematical theories is the existence of mathematical objects and the related epistemic access to them. But during the last ten years another fecund and promising metaphysical framework has been developed: the key idea (which goes back to Aristotle) is that the main problem of metaphysics is about the relation of grounding among various levels of reality. Although this approach should be relevant for almost all the metaphysical questions, however, there are few attempts to extend these intuitions to the debate in philosophy of mathematics. The aim of this, preliminary, work is analysing some possible outcomes of the grounding approach in metaphysics of mathematics.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteFrom Arithmetic to Metaphysics
EditorC De Florio, A Giordani
Numero di pagine16
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018


  • Grounding
  • Philosophy of Mathematics


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