Permalink Submitted by PhilWilson on July 15, 2011

Hi .mau.

I think that Brouwer was already beginning to reject non-constructive methods before he developed his fixed-point theorems, and indeed some of these ideas were swirling around the mathematical zeitgeist at the time. But who knows what it was that triggered his formulation of a mini-revolution? These things are a product of a creative free will, I would say, and are thus somewhat unpredictable.

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Hi .mau.

I think that Brouwer was already beginning to reject non-constructive methods before he developed his fixed-point theorems, and indeed some of these ideas were swirling around the mathematical zeitgeist at the time. But who knows what it was that triggered his formulation of a mini-revolution? These things are a product of a creative free will, I would say, and are thus somewhat unpredictable.