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Cassirer, der Grundlagenstreit und die „idealen Elemente“ der Mathematik

Authors
  • Neuber, Matthias C.1
  • 1 Philosophisches Seminar, Bursagasse 1, 72070 , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Kant-Studien
Publisher
De Gruyter
Publication Date
Nov 21, 2020
Volume
111
Issue
4
Pages
560–592
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/kant-2020-0050
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
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Abstract

This paper shows that Cassirer’s philosophy of mathematics underwent a significant transformation by the end of the 1920s. This transformation was due to Cassirer’s reception of the ‘foundational crisis’ within mathematics itself. David Hilbert’s conception of the ‘ideal elements’ of mathematics attracted Cassirer’s particular attention. Indeed, he sought a ‘transcendental deduction’ of these elements. Reflection on this issue is therefore essential to providing an adequate interpretation of the later Cassirer’s enterprise in the philosophy of mathematics.

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