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Croatian Journal of Philosophy

Volume 13, Issue 3, 2013

Jörgen Sjögren, Christian Bennet
Pages 341-355

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.

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