Curry’s Formalism as Structuralism

Logica Universalis 5 (1):91-100 (2011)
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In 1939, Curry proposed a philosophy of mathematics he called formalism. He made this proposal in two works originally written then, although one of them was not published until 1951. These are the two philosophical works for which Curry is known, and they have left a false impression of his views. In this article, I propose to clarify Curry’s views by referring to some of his later writings on the subject. I claim that Curry’s philosophy was not what is now usually called formalism, but is really a form of structuralism

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Three varieties of mathematical structuralism.Geoffrey Hellman - 2001 - Philosophia Mathematica 9 (2):184-211.
Some Aspects of the problem of Mathematical Rigor.Haskell B. Curry - 1941 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 6 (3):100-102.

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