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Brouwer’s First Act of Intuitionism (V. Alexis Peluce)

The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will meet on April 19th from 4:15-6:15 (NY time) via Zoom for a talk by V. Alexis Peluce (CUNY).

Title: Brouwer’s First Act of Intuitionism

Abstract: L.E.J. Brouwer famously argued that mathematics was completely separated from formal language. His explanation for why this is so leaves room for interpretation. Indeed, one might ask: what sort of philosophical background is required to make sense of the strong anti-linguistic views of Brouwer? In this talk, we outline some possible answers to the above. We then present an interpretation that we argue best makes sense of Brouwer’s first act.

 

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