Patricia Blanchette discusses Logicism and the work of Gottlob Frege. Logicism is a school of thought in the philosophy of mathematics which tries to reduce mathematics to logic. Gottlob Frege was a 18th-19th century German philosopher and mathematician who made important contributions to the fields of logic, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mathematics. This […]

Read moreA good introduction to the philosophy of mathematics by Ray Monk. He considers the issue of the nature of mathematical truth, what mathematics is actually about, and discusses the views of Plato, Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, Frege and Bertrand Russell… What are numbers? What is mathematics even about? Is it something discovered or is it something […]

Read moreAn explication of Gottlob Frege’s puzzle for the principle of the transitivity of identity also known as the principle of identity substitution.

Read moreAn explanation of why you should be skeptical of math and Russell’s Paradox for Set Theory.

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