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The Battle of The Frog and The Mouse

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Author:John Hays
Description: In the 1920s, Albert Einstein heard of a Foundational debate between Formalist David Hilbert and Intuitionist L.E.J. Brouwer, and asked: "What is this frog and mouse battle between the mathematicians?" This fable presents Brouwer as the frog, Hilbert as the mouse, and other mathematicians and logicians as animals. Appeared 1984 in Mathematical Intelligencer, reprinted 1992 in Pi in the Sky, by John D. Barrow.

Levels: College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Logic/Foundations

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