Platonism in Metaphysics

[Revised entry by Mark Balaguer on March 9, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Platonism is the view that there exist such things as abstract objects - where an abstract object
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[Revised entry by Mark Balaguer on March 9, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Platonism is the view that there exist such things as abstract objects - where an abstract object is an object that does not exist in space or time and which is therefore entirely non-physical and non-mental. Platonism in this sense is a contemporary view. It is obviously related to the views of Plato in important ways, but it is not entirely clear that Plato endorsed this view, as it is defined here. In order to remain neutral on this question, the term 'platonism' is spelled with a lower-case 'p'....

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