ISBN10: 0812694600 ISBN13: 9780812694604 Publisher: Open Court Pub Co Published: Jan 1 2005 Pages: 179 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
What is the number one? How can we be sure that 2+2=4? These apparently ssimple questions have perplexed philosophers for thousands of years, but discussion of them was transformed by the German philosopher Gottlob Frege (1848-1925).
Frege (pronounced Fray-guh)believed that arithmetic and all mathematics are derived from logic, and to prove this he developed a completely new approach to logic and numbers. Joan Weiner presents a very clear outline of Frege's life and ideas, showing how his thinking evolved through successive books and articles.