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Topic: mathematical reputations based on erroneous work
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Re: mathematical reputations based on erroneous work
Posted: Oct 17, 2011 8:55 AM
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Okay, since no one has replied to my request for examples relating to my thesis I'll post this famous one which occurred to me after thinking about this for awhile:

"Russell wrote to Gottlob Frege with news of his paradox on June 16, 1902. The paradox was of significance to Frege's logical work since, in effect, it showed that the axioms Frege was using to formalize his logic were inconsistent."

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/russell-paradox/



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