Philosophia Mathematica 8 (3):259-273 (2000)

John L. Bell
University of Western Ontario
Hermann Weyl, one of the twentieth century's greatest mathematicians, was unusual in possessing acute literary and philosophical sensibilities—sensibilities to which he gave full expression in his writings. In this paper I use quotations from these writings to provide a sketch of Weyl's philosophical orientation, following which I attempt to elucidate his views on the mathematical continuum, bringing out the central role he assigned to intuition
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Hermann Weyl's Intuitionistic Mathematics.Dirk van Dalen - 1995 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 1 (2):145-169.
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