Domingo 16, diciembre, 2012

Between Calculus and Semantic Analysis. Symbolic Knowledge in the Origins of Mathematical Logic

The aim of this chapter is to apply the notion of symbolic knowledge, conceived by G. W. Leibniz, to the understanding of some problems in the origins of mathematical (symbolic) logic in the 19th Century. In this sense, it can be regarded as a collection of notes for the study of the origins of mathematical logic with the notion of symbolic knowledge as Leitfaden. With its introduction I also hope to contribute to the current discussion in historiography of mathematical logic, where several distinctions, like the distinction between calculus and universal language, played an important role.