Mathematicians born on this day:
1754 : Canard 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1594 : Gerardus Mercator 
L E J Brouwer  Gerardus Mercator  Paul du BoisReymond 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
L E J Brouwer (1881  1966)
The subject for which I am asking your attention deals with the foundations of mathematics. To understand the development of the opposing theories existing in this field one must first gain a clear understnding of the concept "science"; for it is as a part of science that mathematics originally took its place in human thought.
Intuitionism and formalism (Inaugural address, 1912)
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