[FOM] philosophical literature on intuitionism
lstout at iwu.edu
Mon Oct 13 19:33:05 EDT 2008
Brouwer's Cambridge Lectures on Intuitionism, ed. by D. van Dalen,
Cambridge U press,1981
Intuitionisdm, An Introduction, by A. Heyting, North Holand, 1956
On Oct 13, 2008, at 5:27 PM, Thomas Forster wrote:
> I'm curious to know what the people who dreamt this stuff up actually
> thought they were doing.
> Where is the best place to start? Is it Dummett's book? Did
> Brouwer write
> anything one might want to read? I seem to remember there is an
> essay in
> one of the collections (Benacerraf and Putnam?). One of my colleagues
> here says that Intuitionism is really a form of solipsism, and that
> for an
> intuitionist to countenance any kind of interpretation into classical
> logic (or vice versa) is to undermine the solipsism and would not be
> welcomed by the true believers. I do remember reading that Brouwer
> hostile to attempts to axiomatise constructive logic..
> Any useful steers?
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