The Search for Mathematical Roots, 1870-1940
by I. Grattan-Guinness
English | (December 15, 2000) | ISBN: 0691058571 | Pages: 624 | PDF | 3,4 MB
Written for mathematicians, logicians, historians, and philosophers--especially those interested in the historical interaction between these disciplines--this authoritative account tells an important story from its most neglected point of view.
Whitehead and Russell hoped to show that (much of) mathematics was expressible within their logic; they failed in various ways, but no definitive alternative position emerged then or since.