A new foundational crisis in mathematics, is it really happening? [article]

Mirna Džamonja
2019 arXiv   pre-print
The article reconsiders the position of the foundations of mathematics after the discovery of HoTT. Discussion that this discovery has generated in the community of mathematicians, philosophers and computer scientists might indicate a new crisis in the foundation of mathematics. By examining the mathematical facts behind HoTT and their relation with the existing foundations, we conclude that the present crisis is not one. We reiterate a pluralist vision of the foundations of mathematics. The
more » ... icle contains a short survey of the mathematical and historical background needed to understand the main tenets of the foundational issues.
arXiv:1802.06221v4 fatcat:jedzv3mrhrht7pgfbkmj35fjdq