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[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / C. Sources of Mathematics / 10. Constructivism / a. Constructivism]

Full Idea

Too much of mathematics is rejected by the constructivist.

Gist of Idea

Constructivism rejects too much mathematics


Michèle Friend (Introducing the Philosophy of Mathematics [2007], 5.1)

Book Reference

Friend,Michèle: 'Introducing the Philosophy of Mathematics' [Acumen 2007], p.106

A Reaction

This was Hilbert's view. This seems to be generally true of verificationism. My favourite example is that legitimate speculations can be labelled as meaningless.