The Reception of `Principia Mathematica' in Britain and Abroad, 1913-1935

Ivor Grattan-Guinness
Middlesex University

The topic was the recpetion of Whitehead's and Russell's 'Principia Mathematica" (1910-1913) up to the mid 1930s. This was very wide-ranging and international, and time was available merely for the British reactions, not only those of Wittgenstein and Ramsey but also followers such as Stebbing and Woodger and opponents such as Joseph; and in America, where a long tradition in foundational questions went back to E.H. Moore and Royce and their students, and led in the 1930s to the emergence of Quine and the founding of the Association for Symbolic Logic, an initiative led by C.J. Ducasse (a Royce student).