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The Development of Intuitionistic Logic

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[Revised entry by Mark van Atten on November 8, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Intuitionistic logic is an offshoot of L.E.J. Brouwer's intuitionistic mathematics. A widespread misconception has it that intuitionistic logic is the logic underlying Brouwer's intuitionism; instead, the intuitionism underlies the logic, which is construed as an application of intuitionistic mathematics to language. Intuitionistic mathematics consists in the act of effecting mental constructions of a certain kind. These are themselves not linguistic in nature, but when acts of construction and their results are...

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