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From Dedekind to Gödel

Essays on the Development of the Foundations of Mathematics

Editors: Hintikka, Jaakko (Ed.)

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Discussions of the foundations of mathematics and their history are frequently restricted to logical issues in a narrow sense, or else to traditional problems of analytic philosophy. From Dedekind to Gödel: Essays on the Development of the Foundations of Mathematics illustrates the much greater variety of the actual developments in the foundations during the period covered. The viewpoints that serve this purpose included the foundational ideas of working mathematicians, such as Kronecker, Dedekind, Borel and the early Hilbert, and the development of notions like model and modelling, arbitrary function, completeness, and non-Archimedean structures. The philosophers discussed include not only the household names in logic, but also Husserl, Wittgenstein and Ramsey. Needless to say, such logically-oriented thinkers as Frege, Russell and Gödel are not entirely neglected, either.
Audience: Everybody interested in the philosophy and/or history of mathematics will find this book interesting, giving frequently novel insights.

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Jaakko Hintikka is the author or co-author of thirty volumes and of some 300 scholarly articles in mathematical and philosophical logic, epistemology, language theory, philosophy of science, history of ideas and history of philosophy, including Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, Kant, Peirce, The Bloomsbury Group, Husserl and Wittgenstein. He has also been active in international scholarly organizations, most recently as the First Vice-President of FISP, Vice-President of IIP and Co-Chair of the American Organizing Committee of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal Synthese and the Managing Editor of Synthese Library since 1965.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Dedekind to Gödel
Book Subtitle
Essays on the Development of the Foundations of Mathematics
Editors
  • Jaakko Hintikka
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
251
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8478-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8478-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3484-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4554-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 460
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