The dissolution of a reflectional relationship. (English) Zbl 0842.00007

Puhl, Klaus (ed.), Wittgenstein’s philosophy of mathematics. Proceedings of the 15th international Wittgenstein-Symposium, 16-23 August 1992, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria. Part II. Wien: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky. Schriftenreihe der Wittgenstein-Gesellschaft. 20/II, 144-150 (1993).
Wittgenstein’s opinion (as the author puts it) that the relation between mathematics and philosophy is no “relationship of reciprocal explication” (p. 144) but of a “reflectionless juxtaposition” (p. 145) is discussed. According to Wittgenstein there is no need of a philosophical justification in mathematics and philosophy is in no greater need of mathematics than of any other knowledge in order to elucidate its subject and method.
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00A30 Philosophy of mathematics