Leaniewski's Systems Protothetic by Jan J.T. SrzednickiLeaniewski's Systems Protothetic by Jan J.T. Srzednicki

Leaniewski's Systems Protothetic

byJan J.T. SrzednickiEditorZ. Stachniak

Paperback | October 10, 2012

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Between the two world wars, Stanislaw Lesniewski (1886-1939), created the famous and important system of foundations of mathematics that comprises three deductive theories: Protothetic, Ontology, and Mereology.
His research started in 1914 with studies on the general theory of sets (later named `Mereology'). Ontology followed between 1919 and 1921, and was the next step towards an integrated system. In order to combine these two systematically he constructed Protothetic - the system of `first principles'. Together they amount to what Z. Jordan called `... most thorough, original, and philosophically significant attempt to provide a logically secure foundation for the whole of mathematics'.
The volume collects many of the most significant commentaries on, and contributions to, Protothetic. A Protothetic Bibliography is included.
Title:Leaniewski's Systems PrototheticFormat:PaperbackDimensions:310 pagesPublished:October 10, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401064199

ISBN - 13:9789401064194


Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword. I. Nominalism in Poland; P.M. Simons. II. A Survey of Lesniewski's Logic; F.V. Rickey. III. On the Primitive Term of Logistic; A. Tarski. IV. An Investigation of Protothetic; B. Sobocinski. V. St. Lesniewski's Protothetics; J. Slupecki. VI. On the Single Axioms of Protothetic; B. Sobocinski. VII. Axiomatic Inscriptional Syntax. Part II: The Syntax of Protothetic; F.V. Rickey. VIII. Investigations in Protothetic; A. Le Blanc. Protothetic Bibliography.