On Mathematicians Who Liked Logic

The Case of Max Newman
  • Ivor Grattan-Guinness
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7318)


The interaction between mathematicians and (formal) logicians has always been much slighter than one might imagine. After a brief review of examples of very partial contact in the period 1850-1930, the case of Max Newman is reviewed in some detail. The rather surprising origins and development of his interest in logic are recorded; they included a lecture course at Cambridge University, which was attended in 1935 by Alan Turing.


London Mathematical Society Vienna Circle Logical Pluralism Biographical Memoir Sophical Society 
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  • Ivor Grattan-Guinness
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  1. 1.Business SchoolMiddlesex UniversityLondonEngland

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