The philosophical background of Weyl's mathematical constructivism

Philosophia Mathematica 8 (3):274-301 (2000)
Abstract
Weyl's inclination toward constructivism in the foundations of mathematics runs through his entire career, starting with Das Kontinuum. Why was Weyl inclined toward constructivism? I argue that Weyl's general views on foundations were shaped by a type of transcendental idealism in which it is held that mathematical knowledge must be founded on intuition. Kant and Fichte had an impact on Weyl but HusserFs transcendental idealism was even more influential. I discuss Weyl's views on vicious circularity, existence claims, meaning, the continuum and choice sequences, and the intuitive-symbolic distinction against the background of his transcendental idealism and general intuitionism.
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Richard Tieszen (2000). Intuitionism, Meaning Theory and Cognition. History and Philosophy of Logic 21 (3):179-194.
Norman Sieroka (2007). Weyl's 'Agens Theory' of Matter and the Zurich Fichte. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (1):84-107.
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