Peano pp 107-113 | Cite as

Latino Sine Flexione

  • Hubert C. Kennedy
Part of the Studies in the History of Modern Science book series (SHMS, volume 4)


In the 20 October, 1903, issue of the Rivista (Vol. 8, No. 3 — there was no No. 2!) appeared Peano’s proposal for an international auxiliary language [126]. (A preliminary version had been printed separately on his birthday, 27 August [127′].) As we have seen, the idea of such a language was already ‘in the air’ and Peano made no claims to originality for his idea. On the contrary, he gave all credit to Leibniz. His method of presenting it, however, was a stroke of genius. It is a refinement of his habit of not making a proposal until it has already been, at least partially, put into practice.


Projective Geometry Artificial Language Mathematical Entity International Language Marginal Note 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers bv, The Hague 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hubert C. Kennedy
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsProvidence CollegeProvidenceUSA

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