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1898 : Hopkinson |
Giuseppe Peano |
Giuseppe Peano (1858 - 1932)
Questions that pertain to the foundations of mathematics, although treated by many in recent times, still lack a satisfactory solution. The difficulty has its main sourse in the ambiguity of language.
Opening of the paper Arithmetices principia in which he introduced axioms for the integers.
JOC/EFR January 2013
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