Volume 2, 2010
Selected Essays from Latin America
Maria Aparecida Viggiani Bicudo
Compreendendo a matemática de um ponto de vista fenomenológico
Understanding Mathematics from a Phenomenological Point of View
This paper attempts to present an introduction to Phenomenology and Mathematics. Phenomenology was created and developed by Edmund Husserl. He left an amazing production concerning one of the questions that haunted him throughout his life: “what is the nature of the objectivity of Mathematics”. The following items are here dealt with: the meaning ground of Husserl’s phenomenological conceptions; the meaning of mathematical idealities; and formalization and categorization as constitutive aspects of the Science of Mathematics.