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Single Idea 19597

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 8. Logic of Mathematics]

Full Idea

Ought not logic, the theory of relations, be applied to mathematics?

Gist of Idea

Logic (the theory of relations) should be applied to mathematics


Novalis (Logological Fragments II [1798], 38)

Book Reference

Novalis: 'Philosophical Writings', ed/tr. Stoljar,M.M. [SUNY 1997], p.162

A Reaction

Bolzano was 19 when his was written. I presume Novalis would have been excited by set theory (even though he was a hyper-romantic).