The foundational crisis in its context

  • Hubert Cremer
Part of the Science Networks. Historical Studies book series (SNHS, volume 28)


It is often acknowledged that cultural circumstances in post-World War Germany may have effected the attitude of mathematicians in the foundational debate. However, usually no specific influences are pointed out. Thus, in his recent Moderne - Sprache - Mathematik, which drew considerable attention among historians of mathematics, Mehrtens writes:3 Das Gefühl der großen Krise nach dem Schock von Weltkrieg und Revolution, damit die unausweichliche Frage, wie Sinn und Ordnung wiederherzustellen seien, erfaßten auch die Mathematiker.4


Quantum Mechanic Mathematical Text Weimar Republic Life Philosopher Accommodationist Strategy 
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