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Potenzirung der Zahlen; Third, he notes that, as a consequence, exactly the same arithmetic truths hold for all sinv infinities; or closer to Dedekind’s actual way of stating this point, any truth about one of them can be translated, via the isomorphism, into a corresponding truth about the other. Can anything further be said in this connection?

Volume 7 Karl Weierstrass.

More directly, Dedekind’s essay was tied to the arithmetization of analysis in the nineteenth century—pursued by Cauchy, Bolzano, Weierstrass, and others—which in turn was a reaction to tensions within the differential and integral calculus, introduced earlier by Newton, Leibniz, and their followers Jahnkechs. Dedekind seems to have been keenly aware of this fact, even if he never made it explicit in his writings. Dedekind’s theorem [2] states that if there existed a one-to-one correspondence between two sets, then the two sets were “similar”.

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Dedekind; second edition revisedwith a supplement added in ; reprinted by New York: As such, they have been built into the very core of contemporary axiomatic set theory, model theory, recursion theory, and other parts of logic. Gesammelte Mathematische WerkeVols. Anzahl der Elemente eines endlichen Ubd.

That work was first presented in an unusual diie Dedekind’s argument in this connection is similar to an earlier one in Bolzano’s posthumously published work; cf.


While solllen articles did not have the same immediate and strong impact that several of his other works had, they were later recognized as original, systematic contributions to lattice theory, especially to the study of modular lattices Mehrtens a, ch. Perhaps most significantly, Zermelo and von Neumann succeeded in extending his analysis of mathematical induction and recursion osllen the higher infinite, thus expanding on, and establishing more firmly, Cantor’s theory of transfinite ordinals and cardinals.

Richard Dedekind, Was Sind Und Was Sollen Die Zahlen? – PhilPapers

If we look at Dedekind’s contributions from such a perspective, the sum total looks impressive. A set turns out to be finite in the sense defined above if and only if there exists such unf initial segment of the natural numbers series. Das Endliche und Unendliche; 6. An Interpretation and Partial Defense.

In the last few sections, the focus shifted to his other mathematical works and the methodological structuralism they embody. Further reflection on Dedekind’s procedure and similar ones leads to a new question, however: Both Frege and Dedekind had learned that lesson from the history of mathematics, especially nineteenth-century developments in geometry, algebra, and the calculus cf.

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He retired inbut did occasional teaching and continued to publish. While at first dsdekind, it is not hard to see that these Dedekindian conditions are a notational variant of Peano’s axioms for the natural numbers. Figures of ThoughtRoutledge: Each theory had a strong influence on later developments—Dedekind’s by shaping the approaches to modern algebra field theory, ring theory, etc. Volume 5 Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi.

In particular, condition ii is a version of the axiom of mathematical induction.

Was sind und was sollen die Zahlen? God Created the Integers. Dedekind also introduced additional applications of Galois theory, e.

Volume 2 Gerard Desargues. These axioms are thus properly called the Dedekind-Peano axioms.


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Most familiar among their alternative treatments is probably Cantor’s, also published in What tends to get in the way is that the set-theoretic and infinitary methodology Dedekind championed was so successful, and shaped twentieth-century mathematics so much, that it is hard to reach the analytic distance needed.

Bruno Kassierer; English trans. Peano, who published his corresponding work inacknowledged Dedekind’s priority; cf. Finally, Dedekind uses similar set-theoretic techniques in his other mathematical work as well e. Oxford University Press, pp. Fraser MacBride – – Philosophical Quarterly 54 Werke 12 Volume Set in 14 Pieces: The extent to which Dedekind’s approach diverged from what had been common stands out further if we remember two traditional, widely shared assumptions: Although the book is assuredly based on Dirichlet’s lectures, and although Dedekind himself referred to the book throughout his life as Dirichlet’s, the book itself was entirely written by Dedekind, for the most part after Dirichlet’s death.

If any collection of objects counts as a set, then also Russell’s collection of all sets that do not contain themselves; but this leads quickly to a contradiction. What became clear along such lines is that in some of these extensions the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic—asserting the unique factorization of all integers into powers of primes—fails. Then N is called simply infinite if there exists a function f on S and an element 1 of N such that: Namely, if we divide the whole system of rational numbers into two disjoint parts while preserving their order, is each such division determined by a rational number?

Once more, philosophically relevant is not just that this procedure is infinitary his acceptance of actual infinities and non-constructive the added features are not necessarily grounded in algorithms.