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The Development of Analysis: A Case Study

Philip Kitcher

in The Nature of Mathematical Knowledge

Published in print April 1985 | ISBN: 9780195035414
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833368 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195035410.003.0011
The Development of Analysis: A Case Study

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Concludes with a more sustained look at a single part of the history of mathematics, the development of analysis from the seventeenth century to the work of Dedekind, Cantor and Frege. The discussion is linked to the general account of Chapters 7–9.

Keywords: analysis; Cantor; Dedekind; Frege; history of mathematics

Chapter.  21815 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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