> >Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 07:03:39 EDT >From: Val Dusek <Valdusek@aol.com> >Subject: [HM] Weyl and Cassirer > >After Herman Weyl gave up much of his enthusiasm for Brouwer's intuitionism >he shifted in his later life to a "symbolic construction" view of mathematics >that had some relations to his teacher Hilbert's views, but seem to me to >have some resemblance to Ernst Cassirer's "Philosophy of Symbolic >Forms." Given that Weyl had general interests in culture and a >broad and deep knowledge of history of philosophy and >phenomenology, I wondered if Weyl had read Cassirer and been >influenced by him. Is there any reference to Cassirer by Weyl? > >Val Dusek >
Weyl's "Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science" (english trans., Princeton 1949) mentions three books by Cassirer.
Weyl comments on (footnotes in original German text): Substanzbegriff und Funktionsbegriff (1910), p. 149; Das Erkenntnisproblem in der Philosophie und Wissenschaft der neueren Zeit (1911-1912), p. 216.
Weyl lists Phiosophie der symbolischen Formen (1929) in the references on p. 217. --