From Kant to Hilbert: A Source Book in the Foundations of Mathematics

From Kant to Hilbert: A Source Book in the Foundations of Mathematics

by William Bragg Ewald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198505353

ISBN-13: 9780198505358

Pub. Date: 10/12/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is widely taken to be the starting point of the modern period of mathematics while David Hilbert was the last great mainstream mathematician to pursue important nineteenth century ideas. This two-volume work provides an overview of this important era of mathematical research through a carefully chosen selection of articles.

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Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is widely taken to be the starting point of the modern period of mathematics while David Hilbert was the last great mainstream mathematician to pursue important nineteenth century ideas. This two-volume work provides an overview of this important era of mathematical research through a carefully chosen selection of articles. They provide an insight into the foundations of each of the main branches of mathematics - algebra, geometry, number theory, analysis, logic, and set theory - with narratives to show how they are linked.

Classic works by Bolzano, Riemann, Hamilton, Dedekind, and Poincare are reproduced in reliable translations and many selections from writers such as Gauss, Cantor, Kronecker, and Zermelo are here translated for the first time. The collection is an invaluable source for anyone wishing to gain an understanding of the foundation of modern mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198505358
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/12/2007
Pages:
678
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. George Berkeley (1965-1753)
2. Colin MacLaurin (1698-1746)
3. Jen LeRond D'Alembert (1717-1783)
4. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
5. Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728-1777)
6. Bernard Bolzano (1781-1848)
7. Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855)
8. Duncan Gregroy (1813-1844)
9. Augustus De Morgan (1806-1871)
10. William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865)
11. George Boole (1815-1864)
12. James Joseph Sylvester (1814-1897)
13. William Kingdon Clifford (1845-1879)
14. Arthur Cayley (1821-1895)
15. Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914)

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