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Single Idea 6548

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / F. Set Theory ST / 8. Critique of Set Theory]

Full Idea

Eventually set theory will have to be either naturalised or rejected, if a thoroughgoing physicalism is to be maintained.

Gist of Idea

Physicalism requires the naturalisation or rejection of set theory


William Lycan (Consciousness [1987], 8.4)

Book Reference

Lycan,William G.: 'Consciousness' [MIT 1995], p.90

A Reaction

Personally I regard Platonism as a form of naturalism (though a rather bold and dramatic one). The central issue seems to be the ability of the human main/brain to form 'abstract' notions about the physical world in which it lives.