The Constructed Objectivity of Mathematics and the Cognitive Subject 1

@inproceedings{MugurSchachter2001TheCO,
  title={The Constructed Objectivity of Mathematics and the Cognitive Subject 1},
  author={M. Mugur-Schachter},
  year={2001}
}
  • M. Mugur-Schachter
  • Published 2001
Introduction This essay concerns the nature and the foundation of mathematical knowledge, broadly construed. The main idea is that mathematics is a human construction, but a very peculiar one, as it is grounded on forms of "invariance" and "conceptual stability" that single out the mathematical conceptualization from any other form of knowledge, and give unity to it. Yet, this very conceptualization is deeply rooted in our "acts of experience", as Weyl says, beginning with our presence in the… CONTINUE READING

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