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[HM] Weyl and Cassirer
Posted: Jul 18, 2005 7:03 AM
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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?
I have not found any, but some list members might be aware of one.

Val Dusek

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