From Kant to Hilbert Volume 1

From Kant to Hilbert Volume 1 : A Source Book in the Foundations of Mathematics

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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 cnetury 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.
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  • Paperback | 678 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 35mm | 971g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0198505353
  • 9780198505358
  • 1,500,608

Table of contents

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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About William Bragg Ewald

Willian Bragg Ewald is Professor of Law and Philosophy at The University of Pennsylvania.
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