Title | From Dedekind to Gรถdel [electronic resource] : Essays on the Development of the Foundations of Mathematics / edited by Jaakko Hintikka |
---|---|

Imprint | Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1995 |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8478-4 |

Descript | X, 460 p. online resource |

SUMMARY

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 Gรถdel: 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 Gรถdel 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

CONTENT

Tracking Contradictions in Geometry: The Idea of a Model from Kant to Hilbert -- Standard vs. Nonstandard Distinction: A Watershed in the Foundations of Mathematics -- Kronecker on the Foundations of Mathematics -- The Mysteries of Richard Dedekind -- Fregeโ{128}{153}s Letters -- Fregeโ{128}{153}s Principle -- Husserl and Hilbert on Completeness -- Hahnโ{128}{153}s ร{156}ber die nichtarchimedischen Grรถssensysteme and the Development of the Modern Theory of Magnitudes and Numbers to Measure Them -- The Origins of Russellโ{128}{153}s Paradox: Russell, Couturat, and the Antinomy of Infinite Number -- The Emergence of Descriptive Set Theory -- Chance Against Constructibility -- Thoralf Skolem, Hermann Weyl and โ{128}{152}Das Gefรผhl der Welt als begrenztes Ganzesโ{128}{153} -- On Tarskiโ{128}{153}s Background -- Wittgenstein and Ramsey on Identity -- On Saying What You Really Want to Say: Wittgenstein, Gรถdel, and the Trisection of the Angle -- Gรถdel and Husserl -- Index of Names -- Index of Subjects and Titles

Philosophy
Logic
Modern philosophy
Mathematics
History
Mathematical logic
Philosophy
Logic
Mathematical Logic and Foundations
History of Mathematical Sciences
Modern Philosophy