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From Kant to Hilbert, Volume 1 : A Source Book in the Foundations of Mathematics - William Bragg Ewald

From Kant to Hilbert, Volume 1

A Source Book in the Foundations of Mathematics

Paperback Published: 1st November 2005
ISBN: 9780198505358
Number Of Pages: 678

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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.

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)

ISBN: 9780198505358
ISBN-10: 0198505353
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 678
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 1.0