Volume 13, Issue 3, 2013
Jörgen Sjögren, Christian Bennet
The Viability of Social Constructivism as a Philosophy of Mathematics
Attempts have been made to analyse features in mathematics within a social constructivist context. In this paper we critically examine some of those attempts recently made with focus on problems of the objectivity, ontology, necessity, and atemporality of mathematics. Our conclusion is that these attempts fare no better than traditional alternatives, and that they, furthermore, create new problems of their own.