Mathematicians Of The Day

2nd December

Quotation of the day

From L E J Brouwer
The subject for which I am asking your attention deals with the foundations of mathematics. To understand the development of the opposing theories existing in this field one must first gain a clear understnding of the concept "science"; for it is as a part of science that mathematics originally took its place in human thought.
Intuitionism and formalism (Inaugural address, 1912)