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Did there exist and does there still exist a debate over which school of mathematical thought (i.e. formalism, logicism, intuitionism, etc.) had the most affinity or application for physics? In particular, I am looking at if a case can be made linking one these schools of mathematical thought can be linked to physics discoveries during the first half of the 20th century such as Einstein's discoveries of general relativity.

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One such debate opposed the historian Geoffrey Hellman and constructivists like Douglas Bridges; see e.g., the article

Hellman, Geoffrey. Quantum mechanical unbounded operators and constructive mathematics—a rejoinder to Bridges. J. Philos. Logic 26 (1997), no. 2, 121–127.

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    $\begingroup$ Could you summarize that article? It's a) behind a paywall and b) could vanish at any time, leaving your answer useless. $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Cast Sep 12 '16 at 16:50
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    $\begingroup$ @jcast do you still want a summary of the article? I can do that, since I have access. Just noticed this question. Sounds like interesting reading. $\endgroup$ – Guido Jorg Nov 12 '16 at 21:02

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