Logical Point of View

QUOTATION: The three main medieval points of view regarding universals are designated by historians as realism, conceptualism, and nominalism.

 

Essentially these same three doctrines reappear in twentieth-century surveys of the philosophy of mathematics under the new names logicism, intuitionism, and formalism.

 

ATTRIBUTION: Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908), U.S. philosopher. From a Logical Point of View, p. 14, Harvard University Press second, revised edition (1961).

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