Formulaire de Mathématiques publié par la Revue de Mathématiques (Rivista di Matematica). Tome II - No. 1.Turin, Bocca Frères, Ch. Clausen, 1897. Stock Code: 135241
NotesFirst edition. An extended presentation of Peano's approach to mathematical logic, which he delivered at the first International Congress of Mathematicians in Zurich. Although this section of the Formulaire "is now of no more than historical interest... the credit for introducing the essential notions and symbols belongs to Peano, as Russell himself freely acknowledged. Peano used letters to denote propositions and propositional functions, devised notation - of which some are still in use... for the logical constants 'not', 'implies', 'implies for all x' etc., and pointed out the fundamental significance of the relation of class-membership." (Kneebone, Mathematical Logic and the Foundation of Mathematics, p. 146).
Octavo (241 x 164 mm), pp. 63. Uncut and unopened in grey paper wrappers, lettered in black.
Occasional light foxing; a very good copy.
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