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The Search for Mathematical Roots, 1870-1940 by I. Grattan-Guinness

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7.5 REACTIONS TO MATHEMATICAL LOGIC AND LOGICISM, 1904–1907

By 1905 Whitehead and Russell each had several papers in print on logicism, and Russell also The principles. This work began to take its place among the corpus of foundational studies of the time, especially among mathematicians. We note the reactions in this section, starting internationally, and then taking in turn Germany, Italy, the U.S.A. and Britain. They form only a part of a considerable concern with foundations at that time: in particular, the intense discussion of the axioms of choice is not described here.

7.5.1 The International Congress of Philosophy, 1904. This assembly succeeded the Paris Congress of 1900 and launched a four-year series, like the mathematicians (and some ...

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