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Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics

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Re GIS and Fr�uleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany reading material great for public communication each point a differentiddle this is where Nassim Taleb took Wittgenstein s The Confederate Privateers ruler from points 94 and 93 This book contains comments written over a decade of work of Wittgenstein A large part of the text was originally supposed to be the second half of the Philosophical Investigations and there are lots of themes in common what it means to follow aule for example I would only ecommend Reading It If You it if you already familiar with the later Wittgenstein s philosophy in general as parts of this book are difficult to interpret if you were to ead it without understanding Wittgenstein s broader aims The collection of The Placer remarks was never formulated into a fully cohesive book and much of the comments were just Wittgenstein s comments to himself so some parts wereepetitive and other parts without development That said there are plenty of interesting ideas For parts without development That said there are plenty of interesting ideas For Wittgenstein that basic arithmetical statements such as 32 5 are used as ules or criteria to determine whether someone has calcula. This analyzes in depth such topics logical compulsion mathematical conviction; calculation as experiment; mathematical surp. Ted correctly and are not empirical or statements giving knowledge is directly against ussell giving knowledge Wittgenstein is directly against Russell that he did Not Believe Mathematics Reuired A Rigorous Foundation And Takes Aim believe mathematics The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, reuired aigorous foundation and takes aim the idea that the Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness real proof of an arithmetical statement is the one found in a system such as Russell s PM One of theeasons for this is that PM or another foundational calculus cannot be considered the ground of 224 as one of the criteria someone would look for in a potential foundation is that it would have to prove statements like 224 Russell s PM would have been ejected if it had proved statements like 225 There are some interesting discussions about Godel Cantor and Dedekind Wittgenstein tends to be attacked for his comments on these mathematicians although Wittgenstein isn t disputing the proofs themselves it s the interpretation they e given and the significance they hold and the unusual statements that people make in connection with them There is some interesting discussion on whether or not you understand mathematical propositio. Rise discovery invention; Russell's logic Godel's theorem cantor's diagonal procedure Dedekind's cuts; the nature of proof.
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Ns without knowing a proof eg Fermat s theorem before the proof and to what a proof is There are also interesting emarks around nonconstructive existence proofs and how starkly less clear they are in their meaning than constructive ones Wittgenstein considers as an example uestions about whether or not the string 777 occurs in particular irrational the string 777 occurs in particular irrational and what it means to say that 777 does not occur in the infinite decimal expansion of an irrational number I can t give a ating to a book in which I don t understand most of the content There s definitely food for thought I ll have to come back to it when I can better understand the topics and engage to a espectable level still in progress I gave this five stars even though I m pretty sure I don t understand it I m easonably sure that nobody understand Wittgenstein but that s another story Nonetheless the book provides a wealth of brain food for thinking about issues in the philosophy of math and logic and gives obscure but invaluable insights into Wittgenstein s takes and gives obscure but invaluable insights into Wittgenstein s takes such matter. Contradiction; the ole of mathematical propositions in the forming of conceptsTranslator's NoteEditors' PrefaceThe TextInd.