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Bertrand Russell on Mathematics - Dictionary of Arguments

Thiel I 52
Mathematics/Russell/Thiel: Joke Definition: Mathematics is the science in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are talking about is true.
E.g. Proof of irrationality of root 2 (Geometric)
E.g. Proof Principle: Principle of Complete Induction (is a version which refers to the properties of the basic numbers, not to the set theory). Tallies instead of sequences of numbers in the complex decimal system. The induction principle serves to prove that a property "E" does not only belong to some, but also to all the basic numbers .... + I 54 ff


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Russell I
B. Russell/A.N. Whitehead
Principia Mathematica Frankfurt 1986

Russell II
B. Russell
The ABC of Relativity, London 1958, 1969
German Edition:
Das ABC der Relativitätstheorie Frankfurt 1989

Russell IV
B. Russell
The Problems of Philosophy, Oxford 1912
German Edition:
Probleme der Philosophie Frankfurt 1967

Russell VI
B. Russell
"The Philosophy of Logical Atomism", in: B. Russell, Logic and KNowledge, ed. R. Ch. Marsh, London 1956, pp. 200-202
German Edition:
Die Philosophie des logischen Atomismus
In
Eigennamen, U. Wolf (Hg), Frankfurt 1993

Russell VII
B. Russell
On the Nature of Truth and Falsehood, in: B. Russell, The Problems of Philosophy, Oxford 1912 - Dt. "Wahrheit und Falschheit"
In
Wahrheitstheorien, G. Skirbekk (Hg), Frankfurt 1996

T I
Chr. Thiel
Philosophie und Mathematik Darmstadt 1995


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