[FOM] philosophical literature on intuitionism

praatika@mappi.helsinki.fi praatika at mappi.helsinki.fi
Tue Oct 14 00:40:55 EDT 2008

Lainaus "Thomas Forster" <T.Forster at dpmms.cam.ac.uk>:

> 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?

You might start with Mark van Atten's entry on Brouwer in SEP:

and his another entry:

Mark's little book on Brouwer is also very good.

Dummett's position is very different from the standard intuitionism  
(if there is such...). The principal source is his 1975 paper ‘The  
Philosophical Basis for Intuitionistic Logic’. Prawitz's paper  
‘Dummett on a theory of meaning and its impact on logic’ is also  

Especially for some issues with Dummett and Prawitz, see also my  
"Conceptions of truth in intuitionism":

All the Best, Panu

Panu Raatikainen

Ph.D., Academy Research Fellow,
Docent in Theoretical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
University of Helsinki

E-mail: panu.raatikainen at helsinki.fi


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