From Frege to Gödel

A Source Book in Mathematical Logic, 1879-1931

Ranked #77 in Logical Reasoning, Ranked #80 in Logic

The fundamental texts of the great classical period in modern logic, some of them never before available in English translation, are here gathered together for the first time. Modern logic, heralded by Leibniz, may be said to have been initiated by Boole, De Morgan, and Jevons, but it was the publication in 1879 of Gottlob Frege's "Begriffsschrift" that opened a great epoch in the history of logic by presenting, in full-fledged form, the propositional calculus and quantification theory.

Frege's book, translated in its entirety, begins the present volume. The emergence of two new...

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