Objects: A study in Kantian formal epistemology

Giovanni Boniolo, Silvio Valentini

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We propose a formal representation of objects, those being mathematical or empirical objects. The powerful framework inside which we represent them in a unique and coherent way is grounded, on the formal side, in a logical approach with a direct mathematical semantics in the well-established field of constructive topology, and, on the philosophical side, in a neo-Kantian perspective emphasizing the knowing subject's role, which is constructive for the mathematical objects and constitutive for the empirical ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-478
Number of pages22
JournalNotre Dame Journal of Formal Logic
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Constitutivism
  • Constructivism
  • Formal topology
  • Kantian epistemology
  • Objects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Logic


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