The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Robinson, Abraham (1918–1974)

  • W. A. J. Luxemburg
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A logician, mathematician and applied mathematician, Abraham Robinson was one of the foremost proponents of applying the methods and results of mathematical logic, in particular model theory to mathematics. This point of view led Abraham Robinson around 1960 to the creation of Non-standard Analysis.

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  • W. A. J. Luxemburg
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