Meaning of logicism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɒdʒɪsɪz(ə)m/


mass nounPhilosophy
  • The theory that all mathematics can ultimately be deduced from purely formal logical axioms, introduced by Frege and developed by Bertrand Russell.

    ‘This aim makes Frege the first to fully develop the main thesis of logicism, that mathematics is reducible to logic.’
    • ‘They explicitly disavow the classical philosophies of formalism, logicism, Platonism, intuitionism, and social constructivism.’
    • ‘Of equal significance during this same period was Russell's defence of logicism, the theory that mathematics was in some important sense reducible to logic.’
    • ‘There was thus an affinity between logical positivism and logicism.’
    • ‘His doctrine differed substantially from the formalism of Hilbert and the logicism of Russell.’