[FOM] foundational crisis and theories of truth

Walter Salgado wsalgado at lrwonline.com
Fri May 14 16:02:53 EDT 2010


I think that Paolo Mancosu's "From Brouwer To Hilbert: The Debate on the
Foundations of Mathematics in the 1920s" can accomplish all of (a) and part
of (b) -connecting to development of intuitionism.  Mancosu's and van Stigt's
chapter introductions to the historical papers provide historical and
philosophical context.  I believe the book is available in English.


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Sara L. Uckelman
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Subject: [FOM] foundational crisis and theories of truth

A student of mine recently asked me if I could recommend to him (a) a
good historical overview of the foundational crisis of the early 20th
century, and (b) sources connecting this, and particularly the
development of intuitionism, to correspondence and coherence theories
of truth.

I've already pointed him towards a few books (including Shapiro's
_Thinking About Mathematics_ as a good basic intro to philosophy of
math), but would be interested in suggestions, preferably in English
or Italian, from other people on the list.

-Sara Uckelman

Dr. Sara L. Uckelman
Institute for Logic, Language, & Computation
University of Amsterdam
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