A quotation by Giuseppe Peano


Questions that pertain to the foundations of mathematics, although treated by many in recent times, still lack a satisfactory solution. Ambiguity of language is philosophy's main source of problems. That is why it is of the utmost importance to examine attentively the very words we use.
Opening of the paper Arithmetices principia in which he introduced axioms for the integers.


JOC/EFR February 2006

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