Jean Dieudonné Quote

On foundations we believe in the reality of mathematics, but of course when philosophers attack us with their paradoxes we rush to hide behind formalism and say: "Mathematics is just a combination of meaningless symbols..."


The Works of Nicholas Bourbaki, The American Mathematical Monthly, Volume 77, Number 2, February, 1970 (p. 134)

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On foundations we believe in the reality of mathematics, but of course when philosophers attack us with their paradoxes we rush to hide behind...

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On foundations we believe in the reality of mathematics, but of course when philosophers attack us with their paradoxes we rush to hide behind...

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On foundations we believe in the reality of mathematics, but of course when philosophers attack us with their paradoxes we rush to hide behind...

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On foundations we believe in the reality of mathematics, but of course when philosophers attack us with their paradoxes we rush to hide behind...