Two roads to the successor axiom

@article{Buijsman2018TwoRT,
  title={Two roads to the successor axiom},
  author={Stefan Buijsman},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2018},
  volume={197},
  pages={1241-1261}
}
Most accounts of our knowledge of the successor axiom claim that this is based on the procedure of adding one. While they usually don’t claim to provide an account of how children actually acquire this knowledge, one may well think that this is how they get that knowledge. I argue that when we look at children’s responses in interviews, the time when they learn the successor axiom and the intermediate learning stages they find themselves in, that there is an empirically viable alternative. I… Expand
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