Beth’s Philosophical Intentions. An Introduction

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    • Pages : 3 à 29
    • ISBN : 2-84174-179-6
    • ISSN : 1281-2463
    • Date de création : 04-01-2011
    • Dernière mise à jour : 04-01-2011



    Behind the study of logic and the philosophy of science one finds various quite different interests at work – elitist, mathematical, scientific, philosophical, practical, or religious. Beth belonged to the small group of logicians who respected all of these points od departure, perhaps with exception of the elitist brand. Beth’s basic intentions as a thinker are disclosed in his correspondance with the Swiss philosopher M. Aebi, forerunner in one of Beth’s favourite fields of interest; in fiery discussions with anti-democratic European and indifferent American philosophers; in the testimony of his colleague A. Heyting. Beth’s critiques and analyses of older forms of thought are corroborated by written outputs of several extremist minds.