G.W. Leibniz’ s quote

0.1 “Does Mathematics need any Philosophy ?”

0.1.1 Famous quote from Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz – both mathematician and philosopher:

A liberal translationMathworldPlanetmathPlanetmath from the original in French quoted below is:

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    Without Mathematics one cannot understand the fundamentals of Philosophy.

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    Without Philosophy we cannot reach the Foundation of Mathematics.

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    Without both (Mathematics and Philosophy) one cannot reach anything that is fundamental.

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    “Sans les mathématiques on ne pénétre point au fond de la philosophie.

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    Sans la philosophie on ne pénétre point au fond des mathématiques.

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    Sans les deux on ne pénétre au fond de rien.”

-by G. W. Leibniz-


http://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/ wtg10/Timothy Gowers, “Does mathematics need a philosophy?” http://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/ wtg10/philosophy.htmlPlato vs. Formalism, Logicism,… and so on

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  • Title G.W. Leibniz’ s quote
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