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  • 30 Dec 2010

    Happy 100th, Principia Mathematica!

    NPR's Robert Siegel talks to math writer Julie Rehmeyer about Principia Mathematica, a landmark work in mathematical logic written by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell and published by Cambridge 100 years ago this month.

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  • 5 Oct 2009

    Russell in graphic novel

    A new graphic novel (reviewed in the Guardian) details the struggles of Bertrand Russell in striving toward mathematical and logical truth. Funny bit: In [Principia Mathematica], the authors famously take 362 pages to prove 1 + 1 = 2, using a method so arcane that Cambridge University Press could not find anyone to evaluate the […]

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