Kant and the Aesthetic-Expressive Vision of Mathematics

  • Leon Chernyak
  • David Kazhdan
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 182)


Since Plato, aesthetic experience was understood as the encounter with the self-manifesting (self-expressing) authenticity of being. At the same time, the Western intellectual traditions were inclined to view mathematics as perhaps the purest form of human rationality. Since rationality was viewed as revealing of the authenticity of beings, the unity of mathematical and aesthetic experiences often appeared to philosophers as self-evident.


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