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Frank Ramsey

A Sheer Excess of Powers

Cheryl Misak

Frank Ramsey

Frank Ramsey

A Sheer Excess of Powers

Frank Ramsey

 

Frank Ramsey was a brilliant Cambridge philosopher, mathematician, and economist who died in 1930 at 26 having made landmark contributions to decision theory, game theory, mathematics, logic, semantics, philosophy of science, and the theory of truth.


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Beschrijving Frank Ramsey

The full story of Frank Ramsey's extraordinary life.

When he died in 1930 aged 26, Frank Ramsey had already invented one branch of mathematics and two branches of economics, laying the foundations for decision theory and game theory. Keynes deferred to him; he was the only philosopher whom Wittgenstein treated as an equal. Had he lived he might have been recognized as the most brilliant thinker of the century. This amiable shambling bear of a man was an ardent socialist, a believer in free love, and an intimate of the Bloomsbury set. For the
first time, Cheryl Misak tells the story of his tragically short, but extraordinary life.


ISBN
9780192856753
Pagina's
544
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NUR
616
Druk
1
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Paperback / softback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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