Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer, 1881-1966. Dutch philosopher of logic and mathematician. He founded the discipline of topology and the philosophical doctrine of intuitionism. His clash with the arch-mathematician David Hilbert was legendary.
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Brouwer's Cambridge Lectures on Intuitionism
Text of the first lecture, as published in 1951, and selected fragments of lecture notes by Brouwer.
Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer
Article from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, by Mark van Atten. Includes biographical timeline and a summary of Brouwer's intuitionism.
MacTutor History of Mathematics: Brouwer
Biographical article by J.J. O'Connor and E.F. Robertson, with links to related topics.
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