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Leopold Kronecker

Leopold Kronecker (1823-1891): Jewish-German mathematician.

Kronecker is known for having said: “God made the integers, all the rest is the work of men”-a phrase that exemplifies Kronecker’s intuitionist stance. Indeed Kronecker fiercely opposed Cantor’s work on the infinite sets. For Kronecker the foundation of maths should be about the manipulation of finite numbers.

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