[FOM] Psychological basis of Intuitionism

Steve Stevenson steve at clemson.edu
Tue Jun 4 07:47:21 EDT 2013

On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 3:23 PM, Andrej Bauer <andrej.bauer at andrej.com> wrote:
> I would just like to point out that there is a new generation of
> mathematicians who think that intuitionistic mathematics is worthwhile, not
> because of some philosophical conviction, but because it's better suited for
> what they do.


My question is not about the philosophical conviction but rather
psychological mechanisms. For example, studies on expertise indicate
experts have superior pattern matching skills relating to the areas
they are experts in. How do mathematicians develop general pattern
matching abilities?

D. E. (Steve) Stevenson, PhD
Associate Professor, Emeritus
School of Computing, Clemson University

"Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach," Aristotle.

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