Single Idea 3567

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 2. Causal Justification]

Full Idea

It is not clear what would even be meant by supposing that there are causal relations to mathematical facts.

Gist of Idea

How could there be causal relations to mathematical facts?


Michael Williams (Problems of Knowledge [2001], Ch. 2)

Book Reference

Williams,Michael: 'Problems of Knowledge' [OUP 2001], p.30

A Reaction

I agree, though platonists seem to be willing to entertain the possibility that there are causal relations, for which no further explanation can be given. Better is knowledge without a causal relation.