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Foundations Of Mathematics And Other Logical Essays

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Few philosophers of the twentieth century have influenced the sciences as much as Frank Plumpton Ramsey (1903- 1930). He did pioneering work in pure mathematics, logic, economics, statistics, probability theory, decision theory and cognitive psychology. His philosophical works included "Universals" (1925), "Facts and propositions" (1927), "Universals of law and of fact" (1Few philosophers of the twentieth century have influenced the sciences as much as Frank Plumpton Ramsey (1903- 1930). He did pioneering work in pure mathematics, logic, economics, statistics, probability theory, decision theory and cognitive psychology. His philosophical works included "Universals" (1925), "Facts and propositions" (1927), "Universals of law and of fact" (1928), "Knowledge" (1929), "Theories" (1929), and "General propositions and causality" (1929). Some philosophers consider him to have been, or at least to have had the potential to be, an even greater philosopher than Wittgenstein. But Ramsey died young - at the age of 26 - after an abdominal operation....more

Paperback, 312 pages

Published February 1st 2007 by VDM Verlag (first published January 24th 2001)

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2013 Reprint of 1931 edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Frank Plumpton Ramsey (1903-1930) was a British mathematician who also made significant and precocious contributions in philosophy and economics before his death at the age of 26. He was a close friend of Ludwig Wittgenstein, and was instrumental in translating Wittgenstein's "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus" into English, and in persuading Wittgenstein to return to philosophy and to Cambridge. This volume collects Ramsey's most important papers. Contents: The foundations of mathematics.--Mathematical logic.--On a problem of formal logic.--Universals.--Note on the preceding paper.--Facts and propositions.--Truth and probability.--Further considerations.--Last papers.
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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 24mm | 599.99g
  • 11 Feb 2013
  • Martino Fine Books
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1614274010
  • 9781614274018
  • 745,834