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Did Grothendieck have any thoughts on foundations of mathematics?

I don't know about what you read, but in practice Grothendieck expressed thoughful concerns about foundations. See for example the concept of a Grothendieck universe, invented by Grothendieck to avoid ...
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Universal logicians

This is a comment but too long for the comment format. I personally consider the notion of a "universal mathematician" a pop-folklore notion. It has definitional problems and problems of ...
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Role of Alessandro Padoa in the development of modern mathematics

There are many sources in Italian about Alessandro Padoa, two in-depht sources, with a wide bibliography, are: Alessandro Padoa, in Enciclopedia Treccani. Cantù, P. (2007). Il carteggio Padoa-Vailati. ...
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