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  • 31 Jan 2011

    Happy 100th, Principia Mathematica Part II

    100 years ago, Cambridge published a book that transformed the study of mathematics and laid the foundations for the computer age. The┬áPrincipia Mathematica is the most famous work ever published on the foundations of mathematics. Written by British mathematicians and philosophers Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell, it was published by Cambridge in three volumes […]

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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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