Leśniewski’s Systems Protothetic

  • Jan T. J. Srzednicki
  • Zbigniew Stachniak

Part of the Nijhoff International Philosophy Series book series (NIPS, volume 54)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Peter M. Simons
    Pages 1-22
  3. V. Frederick Rickey
    Pages 23-41
  4. Alfred Tajtelbaum-Tarski
    Pages 43-68
  5. Bolesław Sobociński
    Pages 69-83
  6. Jerzy Słupecki
    Pages 85-152
  7. Bolesław Sobociński
    Pages 153-216
  8. Audoënus Le Blanc
    Pages 289-298
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 299-310

About this book


Between the two world wars, Stanislaw Lesniewski (1886-1939), created the famous and important system of foundations of mathematics that comprises three deductive theories: Protothetic, Ontology, and Mereology.
His research started in 1914 with studies on the general theory of sets (later named `Mereology'). Ontology followed between 1919 and 1921, and was the next step towards an integrated system. In order to combine these two systematically he constructed Protothetic - the system of `first principles'. Together they amount to what Z. Jordan called `... most thorough, original, and philosophically significant attempt to provide a logically secure foundation for the whole of mathematics'.
The volume collects many of the most significant commentaries on, and contributions to, Protothetic. A Protothetic Bibliography is included.


bibliography foundation mathematics ontology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan T. J. Srzednicki
    • 1
  • Zbigniew Stachniak
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.York UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6419-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5736-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4530
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