A Note on Natural Number

Powell, Andrew (2000) A Note on Natural Number. Teorema, XIX (2). pp. 57-63.


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This paper discusses ways in which Kant's characterization of natural number in the Critique of Pure Reason could be made precise. The proposal is that natural numbers are functional entities which are best expressed in first order logic augmented by the lambda calculus. In reaching this view, an analysis of Frege's views on natural number in Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik (The Foundations of Arithmetic) is provided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Calculus; Logic; Natural-Number; Frege, Kant
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Teorema. Revista internacional de filosofia > Volume XIX (2000)
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Logik, analytische Philosophie
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:51
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1198

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