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Lukas Verburgt provides a historical investigation of the theoretical conditions underlying the idea of a formal axiomatic system, thus paving the way for modern mathematics and logic and also the modernisation of probability theory by way of measure theory. He does so through detailed historical studies of the work of nineteenth century and early twentieth-century probabilists, mathematicians and logicians (ca. 1830-1930).

Event details of Towards a history of abstraction
Date 1 October 2015
Time 10:00 -11:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

‘A Terrible Piece of Bad Metaphysics’? Towards a History of Abstraction in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Probability Theory, Mathematics and Logic.


Prof. G.H. de Vries


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam