- 科学哲学 (ISSN:02893428)
- vol.34, no.1, pp.21-35, 2001-05-30 (Released:2009-05-29)
It is often said that Brouwer's views on language were extremely solipsistic so that there was noting to learn from him about language. It is true that he held the impossibility in principle of communication. But in some of his works, especially in Brouwer , he presents important insights into language. I would like to insist that Brouwer presents two conceptions of language there-communication-based conception and one that makes semantic analysis possible-and that he criticizes the latter because of the excessive productivity of language. I will also show how such an interpretation of his works is possible in his whole philosophy and what this interpretation brings in our understanding of the foundational debate.