Industrial Deals Beauty Best Books of the Year So Far STEM nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc PCB for Musical Instruments Starting at $39.99 Grocery Handmade Wedding Shop Shop Popular Services Paterson Paterson Paterson  Introducing Echo Show All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition, starting at $99.99 Kindle Oasis Assassins Shop Now toystl17_gno



There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

Showing 1-10 of 18 reviews(Verified Purchases). See all 29 reviews
Sitting on his logic expertise, Russell tries to educate us on fundamental concepts of mathematics. The whole thing sounds like a talk trying to reach layperson using several analogies (he insults philosophers making logical mistakes as well) or to motivate young students. The highest point is a construction stating that is nonsense discuss the existence of god. Warning: You may fall in love with Mathematics!
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on June 8, 2017
This is a great book; Bertrand Russell is a master of the English language and is able to express difficult and technical concepts in a way that is easily accessible to everyday reader. HOWEVER, the physical book itself and the publisher made it difficult to read. It seems to have been printed really cheaply, the words are too small, and overall, it's pretty much unreadable. So, I would look for the book printed by a different publisher...
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on June 11, 2017
Excellent book
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on June 2, 2017
I am still reading it, it wonderfully is written, explicit, complicated, creative. different world.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 12, 2012
Certainly, that is the kind of contribution included in the perennial sophia of this species: B. Russel with his essaying Principia Mathematica, waked Gödel, Wittegenstein and von Neumann, riders of the apocalypse for the 21st century knowledege phylosophy.
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on January 4, 2013
This book takes you back one or two steps in the understanding of math when definitions in the modern age just doesn't seem to define with clarity most concepts of math. This book takes you to a world of propositional logic that is of utter importance to grow as a mathematician. Bertrand Russell is one of a kind, you can easily see why he got a Nobel Prize in Literature. This book must be read slowly as to digest the concepts so that you can internalize them and put them to use in proofs in the modern way. Enjoy!!
0Comment| 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on April 27, 2015
What a genius! The book is very well written - clear and concise.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 10, 2005
A great book by a great philosopher. Of course, much of the material was for its time advanced and revolutionary now it is more of a classic introductory text given a basic preparation in critical reading and basic mathematics to sufficiently appreciate the nuance of his thought.
0Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 6, 2007
Okay, I have to be honest- I was a little intrepid picking up this book, and it had nothing to do with Russell's math. I had this really dogmatic atheist friend who used to endlessly quote "Why I am not a Christian," and it put me off of Bertrand Russell.

This book is a joy. It's easy to read, interesting to think about, and inexpensive. Three virtues of math books that are hard to find in combination!
0Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 29, 2016
Eye opener on the Mathematical Philosophy.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse