An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry

An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry

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by Bertrand Russell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1602068585

ISBN-13: 9781602068582

Pub. Date: 10/17/2007

Publisher: Cosimo

Bertrand Russell was a prolific writer, revolutionizing philosophy and doing extensive work in the study of logic. This, his first book on mathematics, was originally published in 1897 and later rejected by the author himself because it was unable to support Einstein's work in physics.

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Bertrand Russell was a prolific writer, revolutionizing philosophy and doing extensive work in the study of logic. This, his first book on mathematics, was originally published in 1897 and later rejected by the author himself because it was unable to support Einstein's work in physics.

This evolution makes An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry invaluable in understanding the progression of Russell's philosophical thinking. Despite his rejection of it, Essays continues to be a great work in logic and history, providing readers with an explanation for how Euclidean geometry was replaced by more advanced forms of math.

British philosopher and mathematician BERTRAND ARTHUR WILLIAM RUSSELL (1872-1970) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Among his many works are Why I Am Not a Christian (1927), Power: A New Social Analysis (1938), and My Philosophical Development (1959).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602068582
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
10/17/2007
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(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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This must have been scanned from a very poor copy and OCR used to get text, but no one bothered to scan the result before putting it on line. The result is very frustrating to look at before you determine that it is totally unusable. This should not be cluttering the B&N.
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