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I contributi di Giovanni Vacca alla storia della logica matematica fra erudizione e critica storiografica (2018)


Research into the history of logic flourished in Turin in the late 19th century, thanks to the studies carried out by Giovanni Vailati and Giovanni Vacca in their compilation of historical Note for the collection of texts entitled Formulario di Matematica, edited by Giuseppe Peano between 1894 and 1908. Ever since 1894, Vacca, who was a scholarly mathematician, a refined bibliophile and an expert in ancient and modern languages, examined the contributions made to ideographic languages by a great variety of authors, including G.W. Leibniz and some of his “precursors.” The paper illustrates Vacca’s work on the history of ancient, baroque and contemporary mathematical logic, and analyses the epistemological assumptions on which it was based. The reconstruction of Vacca’s activity in this field, as it emerges f rom his printed works, will be supplemented by an examination of notes, manuscripts and books with marginalia, now kept in Turin, in the Peano-Vacca archives.

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Authors & Contributors
Dunning, David E.
Vailati, Giovanni
De Zan, Mauro
Lara Piersanti
Marina Dalé
Ronchetti, Lucia
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Logica Universalis
Journal of the History of Ideas
Franco Angeli
Princeton University Press
Kluwer Academic
CSLI Publications
Philosophy of science
History of science, as a discipline
Vailati, Giovanni
Frege, Gottlob
Russell, Bertrand Arthur William
Venn, John
Pieri, Mario
Peirce, Charles Sanders
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
10th century
North America

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