Russell's Unknown Logicism: A Study in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics

Russell s Unknown Logicism A Study in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics One hundred years ago Russell and Whitehead published their epoch making Principia Mathematica PM which was initially conceived as the second volume of Russell s Principles of Mathematics PoM that

One hundred years ago, Russell and Whitehead published their epoch making Principia Mathematica PM , which was initially conceived as the second volume of Russell s Principles of Mathematics PoM that had appeared ten years before No other works can be credited to have had such an impact on the development of logic and on philosophy in the twentieth century However, unOne hundred years ago, Russell and Whitehead published their epoch making Principia Mathematica PM , which was initially conceived as the second volume of Russell s Principles of Mathematics PoM that had appeared ten years before No other works can be credited to have had such an impact on the development of logic and on philosophy in the twentieth century However, until now, scholars only focused on the first parts of the books that is, on Russell s and Whitehead s theory of logic, set theory and arithmetic.Sebastien Gandon aims at reversing the perspective His goal is to give a picture of Russell s logicism based on a detailed reading of the developments dealing with advanced mathematics namely projective geometry and the theory of quantity This book is not only the first study ever made of the later portions of PoM and PM, it also shows how this shift of perspective compels us to change our view of the logicist program taken as a whole.

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