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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
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Book Review

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Book Information

Author: I. Grattan-Guinness
Title: The search for mathematical roots, 1870-1940: Logics, set theories, and the foundations of mathematics from Cantor through Russell to Gödel
Additional book information Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2000, 690 pp., ISBN 0-691-05857-1, $24.95


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  • 2. José Ferreirós, Labyrinth of thought, Science Networks. Historical Studies, vol. 23, Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 1999. A history of set theory and its role in modern mathematics. MR 1726552 (2000m:03005)
  • 3. Michael Hallett, Cantorian set theory and limitation of size, Oxford Logic Guides, vol. 10, The Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press, New York, 1984. MR 765076 (86e:03003)
  • 4. Hilbert, D. and Ackermann, W., Grundzüge der theoretischen Logik. Springer Verlag, 1928.
  • 5. Paolo Mancosu, From Brouwer to Hilbert, Oxford University Press, New York, 1998. The debate on the foundations of mathematics in the 1920s; With the collaboration of Walter P. van Stigt; Reproduced historical papers translated from the Dutch, French and German. MR 1685779 (2000j:01122)
  • 6. Gregory H. Moore, Zermelo’s axiom of choice, Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, vol. 8, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1982. Its origins, development, and influence. MR 679315 (85b:01036)
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Review Information

Reviewer: William Ewald
Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania Law School
Email: wewald@law.upenn.edu
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 40 (2003), 125-129
PII: S 0273-0979(02)00959-X
Published electronically: October 16, 2002
Review copyright: © Copyright 2002 American Mathematical Society