Intuitionism and formalism

  title={Intuitionism and formalism},
  author={Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer},
The subject for which I am asking your attention deals with the foundations of mathematics. To understand the development of the opposing theories existing in this field one must first gain a clear understanding of the concept "science"; for it is as a part of science that mathematics originally took its place in human thought. By science we mean the systematic cataloguing by means of laws of nature of causal sequences of phenomena, i.e., sequences of phenomena which for individual or social… CONTINUE READING