The Principles of Mathematics

The Principles of Mathematics (PoM) is a 1903 book by Bertrand Russell, in which the author presented his famous paradox and argued his thesis that mathematics and logic are identical.[1]

The Principles of Mathematics
Title page of first edition
AuthorBertrand Russell
TranslatorLouis Couturat
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesI. (all published.)
SubjectsFoundations of mathematics, Symbolic logic
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication date
1903, 1938, 1951, 1996, and 2009
Media typePrint
Pages534 (first edition)
ISBN978-1-313-30597-6 Paperback edition

The book presents a view of the foundations of mathematics and Meinongianism and has become a classic reference. It reported on developments by Giuseppe Peano, Mario Pieri, Richard Dedekind, Georg Cantor, and others.

In 1905 Louis Couturat published a partial French translation[2] that expanded the book's readership. In 1937 Russell prepared a new introduction saying, "Such interest as the book now possesses is historical, and consists in the fact that it represents a certain stage in the development of its subject." Further editions were printed in 1938, 1951, 1996, and 2009.

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