Most predominant philosophical attitude toward mathematics

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What is the most predominant philosophical attitude toward mathematics among mathematicians?
I am talking about things like mathematical platonism, formalism, logicism etc.
In some circumstances I feel that I am a platonist (e.g when thinking about pi) in others logicist or formalist etc. Does one have to be one or other?

Thx in advance.
 

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HallsofIvy
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While I can't speak with any degree of authority on this, I suspect that "structuralism" is most common among mathematicians, whether they think of it that way or not.
 
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Philosophy discussions are not allowed, since the thread is not staying away from philosophy as jedishrfu suggested, it is closed.
 
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