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How did the shift from constructed mathematical objects to modern mathematics occur?

TL;DR It is important to distinguish different senses of "constructiveness", the technical one, as in constructivism, and the one of approach to mathematics as primarily problem-solving. ...
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How did the shift from constructed mathematical objects to modern mathematics occur?

This change apparently occurred in the middle of 19th century. Let me cite Carl Ludwig Siegel about it: It is completely clear to me which conditions caused the gradual decadence of mathematics, from ...
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