An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry

An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry

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by Bertrand Russell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1602063095

ISBN-13: 9781602063099

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Cosimo

The Foundations of Geometry was first published in 1897, and is based on Russell's Cambridge dissertation as well as lectures given during a journey through the USA. Now in paper and with a complete new introduction by John Slater, it provides both an insight into the foundations of Russell's philosophical thinking and an introduction into the philosophy

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The Foundations of Geometry was first published in 1897, and is based on Russell's Cambridge dissertation as well as lectures given during a journey through the USA. Now in paper and with a complete new introduction by John Slater, it provides both an insight into the foundations of Russell's philosophical thinking and an introduction into the philosophy of mathematics and logic. As such it will be an invaluable resource not only for students of philosophy, but also for those interested in Russell's philosophical development. Foundations of Geometry consists of four chapters which explore the various conceptions of geometry and their philosophical implications, including a historical overview of the development of geometrical theory.

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ISBN-13:
9781602063099
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
1,056,430
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A short history of metageometry; Chapter 2: Critical account of some previous philosophical theories of geometry; Chapter 3: The axioms of projective geometry; The axioms of metrical geometry; Chapter 4: Philosophical consequences

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