Response to Colyvan

  title={Response to Colyvan},
  author={Joseph Melia},
In 'Weaseling Away the Indispensability Argument' (Melia 2000) I argued that although quantification over mathematical objects may indeed be indispensable to our scientific theories, it is not always intellectually dishonest to deny the existence of some of the objects over which we quantify. I argued also that, though the postulation of mathematical objects may increase the attractiveness or utility of our scientific theories, the way in which they do so is unlike the way in which the… Expand
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