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Foundations of Arithmetic: A Logico-Mathematical Enquiry into the Concept of Number / Edition 2

Foundations of Arithmetic: A Logico-Mathematical Enquiry into the Concept of Number / Edition 2

by Gottlob Frege, J. L. Austin
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The Foundations of Arithmetic is undoubtedly the best introduction to Frege's thought; it is here that Frege expounds the central notions of his philosophy, subjecting the views of his predecessors and contemporaries to devastating analysis. The book represents the first philosophically sound discussion of the concept of number in Western civilization. It profoundly influenced developments in the philosophy of mathematics and in general ontology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810106055
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 12/28/1980
Edition description: REV
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 750,253
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege (8 November 1848 - 26 July 1925) was a German mathematician, logician and philosopher. He is considered to be one of the founders of modern logic and made major contributions to the foundations of mathematics. He is generally considered to be the father of analytic philosophy, for his writings on the philosophy of language and mathematics. While he was mainly ignored by the intellectual world when he published his writings, Giuseppe Peano (1858-1932) and Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) introduced his work to later generations of logicians and philosophers.

Table of Contents

I. Views of certain writers on the nature of araithmetical propositions.
II. Views of certain writers on the concept of Number.
III. Views on unity and one.
IV. The concept of Number.
V. Conclusion

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