The Evolution of Principia Mathematica: Bertrand Russell's Manuscripts and Notes for the Second Edit (BOK)

Bernard Linsky

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Originally published in 1910, Principia Mathematica led to the development of mathematical logic and computers and thus to information sciences. It became a model for modern analytic philosophy and remains an important work. In the late 1960s the Bertrand Russell Archives at McMaster University in Canada obtained Russell's papers, letters and library. These archives contained the manuscripts for the new Introduction and three Appendices that Russell added to the second edition in 1925. Also included was another manuscript, 'The Hierarchy of Propositions and Functions', which was divided up and re-used to create the final changes for the second edition. These documents provide fascinating insight, including Russell's attempts to work out the theorems in the flawed Appendix B, 'On Induction'. An extensive introduction describes the stages of the manuscript material on the way to print and analyzes the proposed changes in the context of the development of symbolic logic after 1910.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Bernard Linsky
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107003279
Antall sider 418 Dimensjoner 17,4cm x 24,7cm x 2,7cm
Vekt 900 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of mathematics, Mathematical foundations