Description 
1 online resource (vii, 407 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations 
Contents 
Writing the second edition  Logic since the first edition  Notation and logic  Improvements  Induction and types in Appendix B  The reception of the second edition  The list of definitions for Carnap  Introduction to the second edition  Appendix A  Appendix B  Appendix C  Hierarchy of propositions and functions  Amended list of propositions: notes 
Summary 
"Originally published in 1910, Principia Mathematica led to the development of mathematical logic and computers and thus to information sciences. It became a model for modern analytic philosophy and remains an important work. In the late 1960s the Bertrand Russell Archives at McMaster University in Canada obtained Russell's papers, letters and library. These archives contained the manuscripts for the new Introduction and three Appendices that Russell added to the second edition in 1925. Also included was another manuscript, 'The Hierarchy of Propositions and Functions', which was divided up and reused to create the final changes for the second edition. These documents provide fascinating insight, including Russell's attempts to work out the theorems in the flawed Appendix B, 'On Induction'. An extensive introduction describes the stages of the manuscript material on the way to print and analyzes the proposed changes in the context of the development of symbolic logic after 1910"Provided by publisher 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 396405) and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Russell, Bertrand, 18721970. Principles of mathematics.


Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.


Mathematics  Philosophy.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
0511760183 

1139078356 (electronic bk.) 

1139080644 (eisbn) 

1283112663 

9780511760181 

9781139078351 (electronic bk.) 

9781139080644 (eisbn) 

9781283112666 

(hardback) 

(hardback) 
