[FOM] understanding Putnam on understanding mathematics

giovanni sambin sambin at math.unipd.it
Wed Jul 25 03:40:03 EDT 2007

>In the post by Gabriel Stolzenberg occurs a quotation:
>"The laws of logic,
>the very laws that Aristotle taught us, do not hold beyond the domain
>of the finite."
>Where exactly did Hilbert make that remark?

On the infinite
(I cannot tell the page number, since I have only the italian 
translation at hand. The passage is about 15 pages from the 
beginning, just before Hilbert begins to introduce the idealistic 
approach, with the famous sentence "remember we are 

Giovanni Sambin

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