Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege

1848 - 1925

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Gottlob Frege was one of the founders of modern symbolic logic putting forward the view that mathematics is reducible to logic.
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  1. Appendix from Frege's Grundgesetze der Arithmetik (1903)
    The first paragraph can be translated as:
    Hardly anything more unwelcome can befall a scientific writer than that one of the foundations of his edifice be shaken after the work is finished. I have been placed in this position by a letter of Mr Bertrand Russell just as the printing of the second volume was nearing completion...

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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  3. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  4. Metaphysics Research Lab Stanford
  5. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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