By Mathieu Marion
This pioneering booklet demonstrates the an important value of Wittgenstein's philosophy of arithmetic to his philosophy as a complete. Marion strains the advance of Wittgenstein's considering within the context of the mathematical and philosophical paintings of the days, to make coherent feel of rules that experience too frequently been misunderstood simply because they've been provided in a disjointed and incomplete approach. particularly, he illuminates the paintings of the ignored 'transitional period' among the Tractatus and the Investigations.
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For example, Σ is used in the deﬁnition of an integral as an inﬁnite sum of all values of a function. 34 Wittgenstein, Finitism, and Mathematics By the same token, there is no reason to believe that Wittgenstein had any qualms with quantiﬁcation over an inﬁnite domain. Are there such domains in the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus? In other words, are there inﬁnite totalities in that work? 2211). 535). In virtue of the name–object relations in the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, an inﬁnity of names implies an inﬁnity of objects.
Since Ω0’x is identiﬁed with x, one can say that 0 stands for the formal property constituted by the number of times (in this case, zero) the operation is applied to produce such an expression, and it provides the meaning of the numeral 0 in arithmetic. Similarly, ΩS0’x is identiﬁed with Ω’x, and one can say that S0 stands for the formal property constituted by the number of times the operation is applied to produce such an expression (in this case a single application to the base) and it provides the meaning of the numeral S0 in arithmetic.
So, in the above example, for N = 2, we have: (λx. 3x2 + 1)2 = 13 A typical operator is that of identity or I, which is deﬁned thus:22 I ≡ λx. x It is worth noticing that there is no equivalent for this operator in systems of set theory such as Zermelo-Fraenkel’s, where each set has an identity function but there is no universal identity function that can be applied to everything. Differences of this sort are due to the 1987). One ﬁnds a direct echo of Molk in Weyl’s book when he speaks of the ‘completely vague concept of function which has become canonical in analysis since Dirichlet’ (Weyl 1987: 23).
Wittgenstein, Finitism, and the Foundations of Mathematics (Oxford Philosophical Monographs) by Mathieu Marion