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Frege and Hilbert on the Foundations of Geometry (1994 Talk)

Sterrett, Susan G. (1994) Frege and Hilbert on the Foundations of Geometry (1994 Talk). [Preprint]

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    I examine Frege's explanation of how Hilbert ought to have presented his proofs of the independence of the axioms of geometry: in terms of mappings between (what we would call) fully interpreted statements. This helps make sense of Frege's objections to the notion of different interpretations, which many have found puzzling. (The paper is the text of a talk presented in October 1994.)

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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Hilbert, Frege, Axiomatic Method, Geometry, proposition, concept, second-level concept
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics
    Depositing User: Dr Susan G. Sterrett
    Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2002
    Last Modified: 13 Sep 2015 11:16
    Item ID: 723

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