The genesis of Brouwer’s intuitionism

  • L. E. J. Brouwer
Part of the Science Networks. Historical Studies book series (SNHS, volume 28)


In this chapter, I treat Brouwer’s intuitionism as it developed over the years. The starting point is formed by Brouwer’s earlier, more philosophical writings around the turn of the century. I stop roughly in 1933, since I also treat the foundational debate up until that year.3 As a rule, I follow Brouwer’s original descriptions; only occasionally I felt it necessary to provide modern explanations.


Editorial Board Mathematical Language Universal Tree Logical Principle Choice Sequence 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Basel AG 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. E. J. Brouwer

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations