The Many Lives of Lattice Theory

  title={The Many Lives of Lattice Theory},
  • Gian-Carlo
  • Published 1998
Introduction Never in the history of mathematics has a mathematical theory been the object of such vociferous vituperation as lattice theory. Dedekind, Jónsson, Kurosh, Malcev, Ore, von Neumann, Tarski, and most prominently Garrett Birkhoff have contributed a new vision of mathematics, a vision that has been cursed by a conjunction of misunderstandings, resentment, and raw prejudice. The hostility towards lattice theory began when Dedekind published the two fundamental papers that brought the… CONTINUE READING