Philosophy of Mathematics

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HORSTEN, Leon, 2022. Philosophy of Mathematics. In: ZALTA, Edward N., ed.. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Spring 2022 Edition. Stanford, CA:Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University

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