more from B Russell/AN Whitehead

Single Idea 10036

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / E. Structures of Logic / 6. Relations in Logic]

Full Idea

In 'Principia' a young science was enriched with a new abstract theory of relations, ..and not only Cantor's set theory but also ordinary arithmetic and the theory of measurement are treated from this abstract relational standpoint.

Gist of Idea

In 'Principia' a new abstract theory of relations appeared, and was applied


report of B Russell/AN Whitehead (Principia Mathematica [1913]) by Kurt Gödel - Russell's Mathematical Logic p.448

Book Reference

'Philosophy of Mathematics: readings (2nd)', ed/tr. Benacerraf/Putnam [CUP 1983], p.448

A Reaction

I presume this is accounting for relations in terms of ordered sets.