### Abstract

As part of the development of an epistemology for mathematics, some Platonists have defended the view that we have (i) intuition that certain mathematical principles hold, and (ii) intuition of the properties of some mathematical objects. In this paper, I discuss some difficulties that this view faces to accommodate some salient features of mathematical practice. I then offer an alternative, agnostic nominalist proposal in which, despite the role played by mathematical intuition, these difficulties do not emerge.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | Philosophy of Mathematics |

Subtitle of host publication | Set Theory, Measuring Theories, and Nominalism |

Publisher | de Gruyter |

Pages | 93-111 |

Number of pages | 19 |

ISBN (Electronic) | 9783110323689 |

ISBN (Print) | 3937202528, 9783110323092 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1 2013 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Arts and Humanities(all)

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## Cite this

Bueno, O. (2013). Nominalism and mathematical intuition. In

*Philosophy of Mathematics: Set Theory, Measuring Theories, and Nominalism*(pp. 93-111). de Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110323689.93