Thursday, September 11, 2008
So recall that the arguments we considered for Platonism could be resisted if we can make good on something like the true in/true at distinction. But a point that I should have emphasized, as Dan reminded me, is that even if we countenance the distinction, we still need to worry about (e.g.) the actually existing proposition that there are rocks. Does it have a spatiotemporal location? If not, then it seems that it must be acausal, if all things that causally interact are spatiotemporally located. And if it is spatiotemporally located, the obvious question is: ok, where is it? If we can't give a good answer, then perhaps we're stuck with Platonism about propositions in Swoyer's sense. Is that right?