Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Thiel I 347
Continuum/Brouwer: Brouwer sees the continuum, in contrast to Cantor, who regarded it as a finished infinite whole, and also in contrast to the French functional theorists and Weyl, who conceived it as a countable set of constructible elements, as a "medium of free development". Intuitively given, but not countable.

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Brouwer, L. E. J.
Chr. Thiel
Philosophie und Mathematik Darmstadt 1995

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-24