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logicism

[ loj-uh-siz-uhm ]
/ ˈlɒdʒ əˌsɪz əm /
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noun Logic, Mathematics.

the doctrine, developed chiefly by Gottlob Frege and Bertrand Russell, that mathematics can be reduced to logic.

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Origin of logicism

First recorded in 1935–40; logic + -ism
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Example sentences from the Web for logicism

  • Moreover, this doctrine of universal logicism teaches that when that which is perfect is come, imperfection shall be done away.

    Creative Intelligence|John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen

British Dictionary definitions for logicism

logicism
/ (ˈlɒdʒɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun

the philosophical theory that all of mathematics can be deduced from logicCompare intuitionism, formalism
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