Giuseppe Peano was an important contributor to mathematical analysis and a principal founder of mathematical logic, as well as the leader of a school of followers in Italy. Our concern here is with their work until around 1900, when Russell met Peano; their later contributions will be noted in subsequent chapters.

The account focuses upon logic and the foundations of arithmetic and analysis, including set theory. Peano’s own writings are the main concern; they seem to have gained the main reaction at the time, not only with Russell. §5.2 traces his initial contributions to mathematical analysis and acquaintance with logic

EP - 267 PB - Princeton University Press PY - 2000 SN - 9780691058580 SP - 219 T1 - the Formulary of Mathematics T2 - The Search for Mathematical Roots, 1870-1940 T3 - Logics, Set Theories and the Foundations of Mathematics from Cantor through Russell to Godel UR - http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7rp8j.7 Y2 - 2021/09/25/ ER -