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The Principles of Mathematics

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His ideas have had a profound influence on twentieth-century work on logic and the foundations of mathematics.
Paperback, 576 pages
Published February 17th 1996 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published January 1st 1923)
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Recommends it for: Anyone interested in philosophy
Despite its title, this is NOT a math book, at least in the conventional definition of the term. It is indeed true that the subject matter of the book is indeed mathematics, but it neither teaches the reader any math nor assumes that the reader knows much math. At first glance, it seems to explore the question "What is mathematical knowledge?". At a deeper level, however, this is a book about philosophy, specifically epistemology. What is knowledge and how is it different from mere belief, and w ...more
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When I'm tired and depressed, I often spend half an hour flicking through this and underlining the mistakes. It never fails to cheer me up.
Bertrand Russell has always given me a bit of a headache.
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS, was a Welsh philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, advocate for social reform, pacifist, and prominent rationalist. Although he was usually regarded as English, as he spent the majority of his life in England, he was born in Wales, where he also died.

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