by Russell, Bertrand; Alfred North Whitehead
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A truly rare first edition of one of the major intellectual landmarks of the 20th century. It marked a milestone in the evolution of mathematical logic, upon which the development of computers and the information sciences would depend, by attempting to construct "the whole body of mathematical doctrine by logical deduction from the basis of a small number of primitive ideas and a small number of primitive principles of logical inference" (DSB, XII, p. 14). In the discipline of philosophy this work represents a culmination of centuries of empiricist and rationalist discourse, an ambitious masterwork.
One of the major intellectual landmarks of the 20th century, Russell and Whitehead's Principia Mathematica. The best book ever
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- Russell, Bertrand; Alfred North Whitehead
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