logicism

[ loj-uh-siz-uh m ]
/ ˈlɒdʒ əˌsɪz əm /

noun Logic, Mathematics.

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

Nearby words

  1. logical truth,
  2. logicality,
  3. logically,
  4. logically possible,
  5. logician,
  6. logicize,
  7. logie,
  8. login,
  9. logion,
  10. logistic

Origin of logicism

First recorded in 1935–40; logic + -ism

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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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