From Brouwer to Hilbert

From Brouwer to Hilbert : The Debate on the Foundations of Mathematics in the 1920's

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Most contemporary work in the foundations of mathematics takes its start from the groundbreaking contributions of, among others, Hilbert, Brouwer, Bernays, and Weyl. This book offers an introduction to the debate on the foundations of mathematics during the 1920s and presents the English reader with a selection of twenty five articles central to the debate which have not been previously translated. It is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in the philosophy of mathematics.show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • line figures
  • 0195096320
  • 9780195096323
  • 1,492,639

About Paolo Mancosu

Paolo Mancosu is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley. His main interests are in mathematical logic and philosophy of mathematics. He is the author of Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Practice in the Seventeenth Century (OUP, 1996).show more

Table of contents

Section 1 L.E.J. BROUWER ; Section 2 H. WEYL ; Section 3 P. BERNAYS AND D. HILBERT ; Section 4 INTUITIONISTIC LOGIC ; Indexshow more

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The first book-compiled by Mancosu-contains a collection of important essays (together with four instructive introductions) which have been directive in the foundation and philopsophy of mathematics in the twentieth century. ...selection of the relevant essays is so cicumspect and complete, that one gets a profound and detailed impression of this short but unique debate on the proper foundations of mathematics. Ulrich Majer, John von Neumann and the Foundations of Quantum Physics 2000show more

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