Generic structures

Leon Horsten

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In this article ideas from Kit Fine’s theory of arbitrary objects are applied to questions regarding mathematical structuralism. I discuss how sui generis mathematical structures can be viewed as generic systems of mathematical objects, where mathematical objects are conceived of as arbitrary objects in Fine’s sense.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbernky015
Number of pages19
JournalPhilosophia Mathematica
Early online date16 Jul 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Jul 2018


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