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

Full Idea

Neo-intuitionism sees the falling apart of moments, reunited while remaining separated in time, as the fundamental phenomenon of human intellect, passing by abstracting to mathematical thinking, the intuition of bare two-oneness.

Gist of Idea

Neo-intuitionism abstracts from the reuniting of moments, to intuit bare two-oneness


Luitzen E.J. Brouwer (Intuitionism and Formalism [1912], p.80)

Book Reference

'Philosophy of Mathematics: readings (2nd)', ed/tr. Benacerraf/Putnam [CUP 1983], p.80

A Reaction

[compressed] A famous and somewhat obscure idea. He goes on to say that this creates one and two, and all the finite ordinals.