# (Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics) PDF DOWNLOAD Ê Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ted correctly and are not empirical statements or statements giving knowledge Wittgenstein is directly against Russell in that he did not believe mathematics reuired a rigorous foundation and takes aim at the idea that the real proof of an arithmetical statement is the one found in a system such as Russell s PM One of the reasons for this is that PM or

a system such as Russell s PM One of the reasons for this is that PM or foundational calculus cannot be considered the ground of 224 as one of the criteria someone would look for in a potential foundation is that it would have to prove statements like 224 Russell s PM would have been rejected if it had proved statements like 225 There are some interesting discussions about Godel Cantor and Dedekind Wittgenstein tends to be attacked for comments

Godel Cantor and Dedekind tends to be attacked for his comments these mathematicians although Wittgenstein isn t disputing the proofs themselves it s the interpretation they re given and the significance they hold and the nusual statements that people make in connection with them There is some interesting discussion on whether or not you nderstand mathematical propositio. Rise discovery invention; Russell's logic Godel's theorem cantor's diagonal procedure Dedekind's cuts; the nature of proof.

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for example would only recommend reading it if you are already familiar with the later Wittgenstein s philosophy in general as parts of this book are difficult to interpret if you were to read it without nderstanding Wittgenstein s broader aims The collection of remarks was never formulated into a fully cohesive book and much of the comments were just Wittgenstein s comments to himself so some parts were repetitive and other parts without development That said there are plenty of interesting ideas For example Wittgenstein that basic arithmetical statements such as 32 5rule for example

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**"how starkly less clear they are in their meaning than constructive ones Wittgenstein considers as an example "**starkly less clear they are in their meaning than constructive ones Wittgenstein considers as an example about whether or not the string 777 occurs in particular irrational numbers and what it means to say that 777 does not occur in the infinite decimal expansion of an irrational number I can t give a rating to a book in which I don t Les Altaens : Peuple turc des montagnes de Sibrie understand most of the content There s definitely food for thought I ll have to come back to it when I can betternderstand the topics and engage to a respectable level still in progress I gave this five stars even though I m pretty sure I don t The Possible Police understand it I m reasonably sure that nobodynderstand Wittgenstein but that s another story Nonetheless the book provides a wealth of brain food for thinking about issues in the philosophy of math and logic and gives obscure but invaluable insights into Wittgenstein s takes on such matter. Contradiction; the role of mathematical propositions in the forming of conceptsTranslator's NoteEditors' PrefaceThe TextInd.