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Topic: The Taxonomy of Mathematics
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Peter Percival

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Re: The Taxonomy of Mathematics
Posted: Sep 5, 1999 6:32 PM
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Paul M. Johnson wrote:

> But however this may work as a classification, it isn't the structure
> that I'm looking for. Foundations (math. logic, set theory, etc.)
> couldn't possibly be a branch at the same level as these others. And a
> <snip>
> This is really an old-fashioned project. I had assumed that there must
> have been some systematizers who had worked on this, even if one had to
> go back a bit in time to find them.


Maybe you will find (the start of) what you're looking for in Whitehead &
Russell "Principia Mathematica" which attempted to derive mathematics from
logic; or Bourbaki "Elements of Mathematics", see the "Contents of The
Elements of Mathematics Series" at the start of any of the many volumes.

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