[FOM] philosophical literature on intuitionism

Juliette Kennedy jkennedy at cc.helsinki.fi
Tue Oct 14 01:21:11 EDT 2008

I would recommend starting with Mark van Atten's book called "On Brouwer."


> I'm curious to know what the people who dreamt this stuff up actually
> thought they were doing.
> Where is the best place to start?  Is it Dummett's book? Did Brouwer write
> anything one might want to read? I seem to remember there is an essay in
> one of the collections (Benacerraf and Putnam?).  One of my colleagues
> here says that Intuitionism is really a form of solipsism, and that for an
> intuitionist to countenance any kind of interpretation into classical
> logic (or vice versa) is to undermine the solipsism and would not be
> welcomed by the true believers.  I do remember reading that Brouwer was
> hostile to attempts to axiomatise constructive logic..
>  Any useful steers?
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