Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
£4.97
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Introduction to Mathemati... has been added to your Basket
Trade in your item
Get a £1.07
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy Paperback – 10 Apr 2014


See all 54 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback, 10 Apr 2014
£4.97
£3.68 £4.88
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
£9.08
£4.97 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy + Principles of Mathematics (Routledge Classics)
Price For Both: £21.96

One of these items is dispatched sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £1.07
Trade in Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £1.07, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Merchant Books (10 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603866485
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603866484
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 447,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970). Philosopher, mathematician, educational and sexual reformer, pacifist, prolific letter writer, author and columnist, Bertrand Russell was one of the most influential and widely known intellectual figures of the twentieth century. In 1950 he was awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in 1950 for his extensive contributions to world literature and for his "rationality and humanity, as a fearless champion of free speech and free thought in the West."

Product Description

About the Author

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, (1872 – 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, social critic and political activist. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had never been any of these in any profound sense. He was born in Monmouthshire, into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in Britain. In the early 20th century, Russell led the British "revolt against idealism". He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege, colleague G. E. Moore, and his protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is widely held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians. With A. N. Whitehead he wrote Principia Mathematica, an attempt to create a logical basis for mathematics. His philosophical essay "On Denoting" has been considered a "paradigm of philosophy". His work has had a considerable influence on logic, mathematics, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science (see type theory and type system), and philosophy, especially philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics. Russell was a prominent anti-war activist; he championed anti-imperialism and went to prison for his pacifism during World War I. Later, he campaigned against Adolf Hitler, then criticised Stalinist totalitarianism, attacked the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War, and was an outspoken proponent of nuclear disarmament. In 1950 Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought". --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

2.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Derek Ball on 27 Aug. 2010
Format: Paperback
Russell's brilliant classic is a easy introduction to his views on a number of topics in philosophy of mathematics and logic, and remains a good place to approach these topics in their own right. Unfortunately, this edition (Forgotten Books) is unacceptable, as it fails to reprint p. 83.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 9amaldon on 4 Jan. 2012
Format: Paperback
Buyer beware: some editions of this book are produced by the process of scanning and then optical character recognition. This process generally works well for pure text but can cause problems for equations, strings of numbers. The copy I got from Amazon itself, pub. by GeneralBooks, was appalling - the equations had produced unrecognizable gibberish and there were many omisions and other errors. Not worth having. Amazon kindly refunded without charge.

(Note that these reviews appear to all the editions - not just a particular one)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Sept. 1998
Format: Paperback
An excellent and lucid exposition of what we really mean when we talk about 2 houses, or 1/2 an hour, or square root of 2 meters, or that the counting numbers are infinite. It does not require any prior mathematical knowledge beyond the basics, although it probably will be of interest only to those that care about math at its most abstract. It is fascinating to realize how much we take for granted when we do math and how much ingenuity it takes to pin down the concept of number. Highly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jerome on 17 Oct. 2011
Format: Paperback
Amazing book. However this edition was awful, alright into the first chapter there was spelling mistakes. I downloaded another edition online for free. I definitely recommend the book, just not this edition.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback