Lincos : Design of a Language for Cosmic Intercourse Part 1. Studies in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics

Amsterdam: North Holland Publishing Company, 1960. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. More to edges and corners of dust jacket with some chipping. Slight soiling to edges of textblock. Name of former owner on flyleaf. 224 p. w/register of symbolic terms. Covers the "language" that could be understood by intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations, covering mathematics, time, behavior, and space, motion & mass. A 2nd book was planned but never written that would have added 4 more sections, covering matter, earth, life, and more on behavior. Freudenthal was a Jewish Dutch mathematician, polymath, and educator, originally born in Germany. He was put into a Dutch labor camp in 1943, but he escaped with the help of his wife and hid until the end of the war. Uncommon. Very good / good. Item #19429

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