# The Crisis in the Foundations of Mathematics

@inproceedings{Ferreirs2007TheCI, title={The Crisis in the Foundations of Mathematics}, author={Jos{\'e} Ferreir{\'o}s}, year={2007} }

The foundational crisis is a celebrated affair among mathematicians and it has also reached a large nonmathematical audience. A well-trained mathematician is supposed to know something about the three viewpoints called “logicism,” “formalism,” and “intuitionism” (to be explained below), and about what Gödels incompleteness results tell us about the status of mathematical knowledge. Professional mathematicians tend to be rather opinionated about such topics, either dismissing the foundational…

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