Ivor Owen Grattan-Guinness (23 June 1941 – 12 December 2014) was a historian of mathematics and logic.[1][2] Contents 1 Life 2 Work 3 Selected publications 3.1 Books written 3.2 Editions 3.3 Books edited 3.4 Articles 4 References 5 External links Life[edit]
Grattan-Guinness was born in Bakewell, England; his father was a
mathematics teacher and educational administrator.[1] He gained his
bachelor degree as a Mathematics Scholar at Wadham College, Oxford,
and an MSc (Econ) in Mathematical Logic and the Philosophy of Science
at the
1970. The Development of the Foundations of Mathematical Analysis from
Euler to Riemann. MIT Press.[7]
1972. Joseph Fourier, 1768–1830 (In collaboration with J.R. Ravetz).
MIT Press.[8]
1977. Dear Russell—Dear Jourdain: a Commentary on Russell's Logic,
Based on His Correspondence with Philip Jourdain. Duckworth.[9]
1980. From the Calculus to Set Theory, 1630–1910: An Introductory
History (with chapters written by H. J. M. Bos). Duckworth.
1982. Psychical Research: A Guide to Its History, Principles &
Practices - in celebration of 100 years of the Society for Psychical
Research, Aquarian Press, ISBN 0-85030-316-8 .
1990. Convolutions in French Mathematics, 1800–1840 in 3 Vols.
Birkhauser.
1997. The Rainbow of Mathematics: A History of the Mathematical
Sciences. Fontana. ISBN 978-0-00-686179-9 (pbk). W. W. Norton and
Company (1999). ISBN 978-0-393-04650-2 (hbk),
ISBN 0-393-32030-8 (pbk).
2000. (Reprint) From the Calculus to Set Theory 1630–1910: An
Introductory History (with chapters written by H. J. M. Bos).
Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-07082-2.
2000. The Search for Mathematical Roots, 1870–1940: Logics, Set
Theories, and the Foundations of Mathematics from Cantor through
Russell to Gödel. Princeton University Press.
ISBN 0-691-05858-X. Bibliography.[10] (For research on this book
he held a
Editions[edit] W.H. and G.C. Young, The theory of sets of points, 2nd edition (ed.
with R.C.H. Tanner; 1972, New York: Chelsea). [Introduction and
appendix.]
E.L. Post, "The modern paradoxes", History and philosophy of logic, 11
(1990), 85–91.
Philip E. B. Jourdain, Selected essays on the history of set theory
and logics (1906–1918), (1991, Bologna: CLUEB), xlii + 352 pages.
[Introduction and indexes.]
George Boole, Selected manuscripts on logic and its philosophy (ed.
with G. Bornet, 1997, Basel: Birkhäuser), lxvi + 236 pages.[Part
Introduction and editorial material.]
Grattan-Guinness' The Search for Mathematical Roots 1870–1940 is a
sweeping study of the rise of mathematical logic during that critical
period. The central theme of the book is the rise of logicism, thanks
to the efforts of Frege, Bertrand Russell, and Alfred Whitehead, and
its demise due to
Books edited[edit] 2003. Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences, 2 vols. Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-7396-7 2005. Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics. Elsevier. Articles[edit] 2000. "Christianity and Mathematics: Kinds of Link and the Rare
Occurrences after 1750." Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia
della Scienza XXXVII. Nuova Serie. Fasc. 2. 2000: 467-500.
2001. "Manifestations of Mathematics in and around the Christianities:
Some Examples and Issues." Historia Scientiarum 11-1. July 2001:
48-84.
2002. A Sideways Look at Hilbert's Twenty-Three Problems of 1900,
References[edit] ^ a b c d e Grilly, Tony (31 December 2014). "Ivor Grattan-Guinness
obituary: Energetic historian of mathematics and logic". The
Guardian.
^ a b Reisz, Matthew (8 January 2015). "Obituaries: Ivor
Grattan-Guinness, 1941–2014". Times Higher Education.
^ a b "Editor Profile: Professor Ivor Grattan-Guinness" (PDF). Taylor
& Francis. March 2005. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
^ Report on the Awarding of the
External links[edit] Wikiquote has quotations related to: Ivor Grattan-Guinness Encomium at Mathematical Sciences Foundation
List of publications from Microsoft Academic
(in French) Hommage à I. Grattan-Guinness, December 2014.
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