Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic

Introduction to Life, Art, and Mysticism

Walter P. Van Stigt


Brouwer's Life, Art and Mysticism is the ideological manifesto of one of the greatest mathematical philosophers of this century. It is a seemingly contradictory declaration of romantic rebellion against rationalism and science by a man who brought constructivist rigor to mathematical and logical practice; the emotional plea of a fanatical environmentalist for a return to `nature', a defiant call to reject the formal trappings of society arising from a deep resentment of authority and of the intellectual and social aspects of the human make-up.

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Notre Dame J. Formal Logic, Volume 37, Number 3 (1996), 381-387.

First available in Project Euclid: 14 December 2002

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Primary: 00A30: Philosophy of mathematics [See also 03A05]
Secondary: 01A60: 20th century 03-03: Historical (must also be assigned at least one classification number from Section 01)


Van Stigt, Walter P. Introduction to Life, Art, and Mysticism. Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 37 (1996), no. 3, 381--387. doi:10.1305/ndjfl/1039886517.

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