Nineteenth Century Philosophy

Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

Why did philosophers become interested in mathematics, geometry, and logic, during the nineteenth century?

Philosophers have always been interested in these subjects, but in the nineteenth century there were even more innovations in science and technology than before. Changes in the world had an invigorating effect on higher learning, and philosophers took an interest in new research in the sciences and mathematics. Logic had been a philosophical subject since Aristotle, so new forms of logic were of interest to many philosophers who were not logicians.


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