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### Single Idea 9966

#### [catalogued under 6. Mathematics / B. Foundations for Mathematics / 7. Mathematical Structuralism / a. Structuralism]

Full Idea

The subject-matter of (pure) mathematics is abstract structure per se.

Gist of Idea

The subject-matter of (pure) mathematics is abstract structure

Source

Michael Jubien (Ontology and Mathematical Truth [1977], p.115)

Book Reference

'Philosophy of Mathematics: anthology', ed/tr. Jacquette,Dale [Blackwell 2002], p.115

A Reaction

This is the Structuralist idea beginning to take shape after Benacerraf's launching of it. Note that Jubien gets there by his rejection of platonism, whereas some structuralist have given a platonist interpretation of structure.