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Leitgeb, Hannes (2020): Why pure mathematical truths are metaphysically necessary: a set-theoretic explanation. In: Synthese, Vol. 197, No. 7: pp. 3113-3120
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Abstract

Pure mathematical truths are commonly thought to be metaphysically necessary. Assuming the truth of pure mathematics as currently pursued, and presupposing that set theory serves as a foundation of pure mathematics, this article aims to provide a metaphysical explanation of why pure mathematics is metaphysically necessary.