An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry


212 pages | Paperback

ISBN: 978 085124 7397


by Bertrand Russell

The Foundations of Geometry is Russell’s first philosophical work, published in 1897. It is based on his Cambridge dissertation as well as lectures given in the United States. The book provides an insight into his earliest analytic and critical thought, as well as an introduction to the philosophical and logical foundations of non-Euclidean geometry, a version of which is central to Einstein’s theory of relativity. As such, it is a valuable resource, not only for students of philosophy, but also for those interested in understanding Russell’s philosophical development.