Historians and Philosophers of Logic: Are They Compatible? The Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorem as a Case Study
This paper combines personal reminiscences of the philosopher John Corcoran with a discussion of certain conflicts between historians of logic and philosophers of logic. Some mistaken claims about the history of the Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorem are analyzed in detail and corrected.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Mathematics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
Publication date: 1999-10-01