Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry was first published in , and is based on Russell's Cambridge dissertation as well as lectures given during a journey through the USA. Read more Read less.
Russell's Transcendental Argument in 'An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry'
Essay on the Foundations of Geometry First Edition - Bertrand Russell - Bauman Rare Books
Fast Download speed and ads Free! The first 29 chapters are for a semester or year course on the foundations of geometry. The remaining chap ters may then be used for either a regular course or independent study courses. Another possibility, which is also especially suited for in-service teachers of high school geometry, is to survey the the fundamentals of absolute geometry Chapters 1 very quickly and begin earnest study with the theory of parallels and isometries Chapters 21 The text is self-contained, except that the elementary calculus is assumed for some parts of the material on advanced hyperbolic geometry Chapters 31
Bertrand Arthur William Russell was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic. He was best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. Together with G. Moore, Russell is generally recognized as one of the main founders of modern analytic philosophy.
Russell was generous in attributing the sources of his inspiration to others, and never more so than in explaining what he described as the 'revolution' in his philosophical thought which occurred in the closing years of the nineteenth century. At Cambridge he had been made to feel the influence of Kant and Hegel, and especially of the latter, with whom he sided whenever he encountered disagreement between them. Russell gave the credit for the revolution in his thought to Moore: 'Moore led the way but I followed in his footsteps'.