Algebra by MacLane S., G. Birkhoff

By MacLane S., G. Birkhoff

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91) Bolzano understood religion in a rather special way. The supernatural was somewhat secondary and its agency, for example in miracles, was often to be understood metaphorically. Religion was primarily the wisdom by which people can live together more tolerantly. It is in this vision of logic and religion serving one and the same end that we might hope to find resolution of the enigma referred to earlier. Rusnock has described the position of logic for Bolzano as follows: The development of Bolzano’s logic is thus guided by two strong principles: a commitment to make logic serve human ends, and an insistence on rigour in his characteristic sense.

In the 1830s, he began an elaborate and original construction of a form of real numbers—his so-called ‘measurable numbers’. Much of the work associated with definitions or constructions of real numbers (such as those by Weierstrass, Méray, Dedekind, and Cantor) dates from several decades later. He formulated and proved (1817) the greatest lower bound property of real numbers which is equivalent to what was to be called the Bolzano–Weierstrass theorem. He later gave a superior proof with the aid of his measurable numbers.

Not surprisingly, they were both authors to whom Bolzano makes frequent reference in his early works. 14 Geometry and Foundations Christian Wolff (1679–1754) studied at Jena and Leipzig, taught at Marburg and Halle and began publishing with his Elementa Matheseos Universae in five volumes that went through nine editions between 1713 and 1742 (with an English translation of parts of it in 1739). He also wrote an Anfangsgründe der aller Mathematischen Wissenschaften (Basic principles of all the mathematical sciences) as early as 1717.

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