The Origin of the Logic of Symbolic Mathematics

  title={The Origin of the Logic of Symbolic Mathematics},
  author={Jacob Klein and Mirja Hartimo},
Burt Hopkins’ magnum opus details the conceptual origination of the logic of symbolic mathematics as investigated by Edmund Husserl and Jacob Klein, with a special focus of the latter’s Die griechische Logistik und die Entstehung der Algebra that appeared in two parts in 1934 and 1936, and in English translation in 1968 as Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra. The main thesis of Klein’s book, according to Hopkins, is that