Full Blooded Conceptual Realism as a Response to Skeptical Relativism

  • Micah Phillips-Gary

Abstract

In this paper, I discuss full-blooded Platonism (the claim that all possible mathematical objects exist) as a response to the skeptical problem in the philosophy of mathematics as to how empirical beings can cognize non-empirical mathematical objects. I then attempt to develop an analogous position regarding the applicability of concepts to reality in response to the skeptical problem regarding how we can cognize an objective reality through human-constructed concepts. If all concepts meeting certain minimal conditions structure reality under some aspect, then objective knowledge is possible, regardless of how these concepts arose historically.

Published
2021-04-06
How to Cite
Phillips-Gary, M. (2021). Full Blooded Conceptual Realism as a Response to Skeptical Relativism. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 14(1), 53 - 65. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/3556
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