Kronecker on the Foundations of Mathematics

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 251)


Today the phrase “foundations of mathematics” has become synonymous with “set theory and mathematical logic.” The most important thing to understand about Kronecker’s views on the foundations of mathematics is that set theory and mathematical logic had no part in them.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New York UniversityUSA

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