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by Bertrand Russell

  • ISBN: 1602063095
  • Author: Bertrand Russell
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  • Language: English
  • Pages: 220
  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics (April 1, 2007)
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  • Category: Math
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Bertrand Russell, in full Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell of Kingston Russell, Viscount Amberley of Amberley and of Ardsalla, (born May 18, 1872, Trelleck, Monmouthshire, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry was first published in 1897, and is based o. .

Bertrand Russell, in full Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell of Kingston Russell, Viscount Amberley of Amberley and of Ardsalla, (born May 18, 1872, Trelleck, Monmouthshire, An Essay on 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. Bertrand Russell, in full Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell of Kingston Russell, Viscount Amberley of Amberley and of Ardsalla, (born May 18, 1872, Trelleck, Monmouthshire, Wales-died February 2, 1970.

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Home Browse Books Book details, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry. Bertrand Russell is probably the most important philosopher of mathematics in the 20th century. An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry. He brought together his formidable knowledge of the subject and skills as a gifted communicator to provide a classic introduction to the philosophy of mathematics. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

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Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970. Geometry - Foundations. Cambridge, University press.

Стр. 43 - For all the fruitful uses of imaginaries, in Geometry, are those which begin and end with real quantities, and use imaginaries only for the intermediate steps

Стр. 43 - For all the fruitful uses of imaginaries, in Geometry, are those which begin and end with real quantities, and use imaginaries only for the intermediate steps.

Throughout the first chapter, I have found his "" Lectures on non-Euclidean Geometry "" an invaluable guide; I have accepted from him the division of Metageometry into three periods, and have found my historical work much lightened by his references to previous writers. In Logic, I have learnt most from Mr Bradley, and next to him, from Sigwart and Dr Bosanquet.

This is Russell's first philosophical work published in 1897. The book provides an insight into his earliest analytical and critical thought, as well as an introduction to the philosophical and logistical foundations of non-Euclidean geometry, a version of which is central to Einstein's theory of relativity.

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Section B. THE AXIOMS OF METRICAL GEOMETRY. I. The Axiom of Free Mobility. Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy. The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism. The problems of philosophy. Free Thought and Official Propaganda. Proposed Roads to Freedom.

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).
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Geometry has been at the heart of western intellectual thinking since the Ancient Greeks. Euclid’s style became the model for thinking, logic and proof. We have suffered from this ever since. This book was Bertrand Russell’s first philosophical book: it could have been his last. Few have read it because it is almost unreadable; it is turgid, dense, excessively academic and deservedly ignored.
This book began life as Russell’s undergraduate dissertation at Cambridge, polished on the US lecture circuit and published in 1897 by The Cambridge University Press. For a perspective on Russell’s life, see my review of “Bertrand Russell – A Life” by Caroline Moorehead. His private education at home involved studying history and mathematics. He was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1890, where he studied mathematics. This was quite appropriate because this was the subject that Trinity was world-famous for. He graduated seventh in his class but then got his First Class degree in the Moral Sciences – a subject he was later to become infamous for as a prolific author. He was encouraged to write a dissertation as this was the only way for post-graduate study and if successful might result in a paid Trinity Fellowship. One of his teachers (James Ward, a Kantian) suggested writing on the new, controversial subject of Non-Euclidean Geometry (then called ‘metageometry’). He produced his first draft (134 pages) in three months: a testimony to his prolific writing talent. The only manuscript was examined in 1895 by two of his teachers, Ward and Alfred North Whitehead. The book was quite well received in France, where the foundations of mathematics were a hot topic but were largely ignored elsewhere, as too specialized. In fact, even Russell eventually did not view it too highly for in his intellectual biography (“My Philosophical Development”– 1959) he himself considered it “severely negatively”, regarding it as: “somewhat foolish”. In retrospect, he admits that he was first inspired by Kant’s question, ‘how is geometry possible?’, later acknowledging that it had been obsoleted by Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity (1916) and in summary: “I do not think there is anything valid therein.” This later judgment reflected Russell’s eventual position that he was using the ‘scientific method’ that discarded work later shown to deficient in evidence or logic. Philosophically, this was reinforced by Russell’s abandonment of Idealism and his eventual return to his adolescent commitment to the tradition of British Empiricism.

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