The rise of the foundational research in mathematics

@article{Agazzi2004TheRO,
  title={The rise of the foundational research in mathematics},
  author={Evandro Agazzi},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={7-26}
}
It is no pure and simple truism to say that the philosophy of mathematics has always existed in Western culture, at least since philosophy itself came into being. In fact, not only were most of the early Greek philosophers mathematicians as well, but it is also well known that speculation within the Greek systems of thought was very often based on problems of a mathematical nature. Soon mathematics, besides being a source of philosophical problems and of their solutions, became also a direct… CONTINUE READING