The Cyber-Cave

Reflections on the political, technological, cultural and economic trends of the world

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.

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: