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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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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
MSC (2000): Primary 01A55, 01A60, 03-03
Published electronically: October 16, 2002
Review copyright: © Copyright 2002 American Mathematical Society
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