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Lesniewski's Systems Protothetic

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Between the two world wars, Stanislaw Lesniewski (1886-1939), created the famous and important system of foundations of mathematics that comprises three deductive theories: Protothetic, Ontology, and Mereology. His research started in 1914 with studies on the general theory of sets (later named `Mereology'). Ontology followed between 1919 and 1921, and was the next step towards an integrated system. In order to combine these two systematically he constructed Protothetic - the system of `first principles'. Together they amount to what Z. Jordan called `... most thorough, original, and philosophically significant attempt to provide a logically secure foundation for the whole of mathematics'. The volume collects many of the most significant commentaries on, and contributions to, Protothetic. A Protothetic Bibliography is included.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: logicScience & MathematicsMathematicsMathematical foundationsSet theory Publisher: Springer Publication Date: 01/04/1998 ISBN-13: 9780792345046  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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