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Wittgenstein's Constructivization of Euler's Proof of the Infinity of Primes (with Mathieu Marion)

Paolo Mancosu

in The Adventure of Reason: Interplay Between Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Logic, 1900-1940

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199546534
eISBN:
9780191594939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546534.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter relates the debate analyzed in Chapter 5 to the only instance in which Wittgenstein attempted (successfully) the constructivization of a classical proof, viz. Euler’s proof for the ... More


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