Ivor Owen Grattan-Guinness (23 June 1941 – 12 December 2014) was a historian of mathematics and logic.
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
Grattan-Guinness was born in Bakewell, England; his father was a
mathematics teacher and educational administrator. 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
London School of Economics
1970. The Development of the Foundations of Mathematical Analysis from
Euler to Riemann. MIT Press.
1972. Joseph Fourier, 1768–1830 (In collaboration with J.R. Ravetz).
1977. Dear Russell—Dear Jourdain: a Commentary on Russell's Logic,
Based on His Correspondence with Philip Jourdain. Duckworth.
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.
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. (For research on this book
he held a
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
E.L. Post, "The modern paradoxes", History and philosophy of logic, 11
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
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.
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:
2002. A Sideways Look at Hilbert's Twenty-Three Problems of 1900,
Notices of the American Mathematical Society
^ 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 Kenneth O. May Prize to Ivor Grattan-Guinness and Rhada Charan Gupta on the Occasion of the 23rd International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Craig Fraser, ICHM, retrieved 2015-02-04. ^ "Academic Staff Profile: Prof Ivor Grattan-Guinness". Middlesex University. Archive.org. 1999–2004. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 11 January 2012. ^ Member profile, IAHS, retrieved 2015-02-04. ^ Waterhouse, William C. (1972). "Review: Lebesgue's Theory of Integration, by Thomas Hawkins; A History of Vector Analysis, by Michael J. Crowe; The Development of the Foundations of Mathematical Analysis from Euler to Riemann, by I. Grattan-Guinness; and Die Genesis des abstrakten Gruppenbegriffes, by Hans Wussing" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 78 (3): 385–391. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1972-12909-4. ^ Gillmor, G. Stewart (July 1973). "Review: Joseph Fourier, 1768–1830, by I. Grattan-Guinness". Technology and Culture. 14 (3): 501–503. doi:10.2307/3102345. JSTOR 3102345. ^ Sainsbury, R. M. (Oct 1979). "Review: Dear Russell—Dear Jourdain, by I. Grattan-Guinness". Mind. New Series. 88 (352): 604–607. JSTOR 2253463. ^ Ewald, William (2003). "Review: The search for mathematical roots, 1870–1940: Logics, set theories, and the foundations of mathematics from Cantor through Russell to Gödel, by I. Grattan-Guinness" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 40 (1): 125–129. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-02-00959-x.
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