Intuitionism and formalism

  title={Intuitionism and formalism},
  author={Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society},
  • L. Brouwer
  • Published 1 November 1913
  • Mathematics
  • Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
Publisher Summary This chapter discusses the intuitionism and formalism. In Kant, one find an old form of intuitionism almost completely abandoned in which time and space are taken to be the forms of conception inherent in human reason. For Kant, the axioms of arithmetic and geometry were synthetic a priori judgments, that is, judgments independent of experience and not capable of analytical demonstration and this explained their apodictic exactness in the world of experience as well as in… 
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