The Foundations of Mathematics

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Oxford University Press, 1977 - Fiction - 263 pages
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"There are many textbooks available for a so-called transition course from calculus to abstract mathematics. I have taught this course several times and always find it problematic. The Foundations of Mathematics (Stewart and Tall) is a horse of a different color. The writing is excellent and there is actually some useful mathematics. I definitely like this book."--The Bulletin of Mathematics Books
 

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Contents

The intuitive background
1
The beginnings of formalization
39
The development of axiomatic systems
143
Strengthening the foundations
249
References
259
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About the author (1977)

Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University, and Director of the Mathematics Awareness Centre at Warwick. An active research mathematician, he is also a well-known popularizer of mathematics and related areas of science.

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