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Weyl, Hermann (1885–1955)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-Q111-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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A leading mathematician of the twentieth century, Weyl made fundamental contributions to theoretical physics, to philosophy of mathematics, and to philosophy of science. Weyl wrote authoritative works on the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, as well as a classic philosophical examination of mathematics and science. He was briefly a follower of Brouwer’s intuitionism in philosophy of mathematics. Upon moving closer to Hilbert’s finitism, he articulated a conception of mathematics and physics as related species of ‘symbolic construction’.

Citing this article:
Ryckman, T.A.. Weyl, Hermann (1885–1955), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-Q111-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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