Leaniewski's Systems Of Logic And Foundations Of Mathematics by Rafal UrbaniakLeaniewski's Systems Of Logic And Foundations Of Mathematics by Rafal Urbaniak

Leaniewski's Systems Of Logic And Foundations Of Mathematics

byRafal Urbaniak

Hardcover | October 15, 2013

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This meticulous critical assessment of the ground-breaking work of philosopher Stanislaw  LeÅniewski focuses exclusively on primary texts and explores the full range of output by one of the master logicians of the Lvov-Warsaw school. The author's nuanced survey eschews secondary commentary, analyzing LeÅniewski's core philosophical views and evaluating the formulations that were to have such a profound influence on the evolution of mathematical logic.  

One of the undisputed leaders of the cohort of brilliant logicians that congregated in Poland in the early twentieth century, LeÅniewski was a guide and mentor to a generation of celebrated analytical philosophers (Alfred Tarski was his PhD student). His primary achievement was a system of foundational mathematical logic intended as an alternative to the Principia Mathematica of Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell. Its three strands-'protothetic', 'ontology', and 'mereology', are detailed in discrete sections of this volume, alongside a wealth other chapters grouped to provide the fullest possible coverage of LeÅniewski's academic output.

With material on his early philosophical views, his contributions to set theory and his work on nominalism and higher-order quantification, this book offers a uniquely expansive critical commentary on one of analytical philosophy's great pioneers.

Title:Leaniewski's Systems Of Logic And Foundations Of MathematicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:229 pagesPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319004816

ISBN - 13:9783319004815

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2. LeÅniewski's early philosophical views.- Chapter 3. LeÅniewski's Protothetic.-  Chapter 4. LeÅniewski's Ontology.- Chapter 5. LeÅniewski's Mereology.- Chapter 6. LeÅniewski and definitions.- Chapter 7. Sets revisited.- Chapter 8. Nominalism and higher-order quantification.

Editorial Reviews

"This is only the second monograph in English devoted to the logical work of Stanislaw Lesniewski . . It contains helpful signposts to and discussion of the secondary literature, is much more in touch with logical orthodoxy, and each chapter has its own abstract and bibliography; so it can be dipped into as well as read from front to back. . it is a good survey and a clear step forward in understanding his place in twentieth-century logic." (Peter Simons, Philosophia Mathematica, Vol. 25, 2016)