Peano's axioms


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Peano's axioms

(pɪˈɑːnəʊz)
pl n
(Mathematics) a set of axioms that yield the arithmetic of the natural numbers
[named after Giuseppe Peano (1858–1932), Italian mathematician]
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It is also, not surprisingly, a difficult book, especially for anyone not accustomed to philosophize in terms of, say, Russell's theory of types, Peano's axioms, or Brouwer's intuitionism.
When checking whether the bank charged you too much for an overdraft, you are not expected to provide an analysis of the arithmetic involved in terms of Peano's axioms. Likewise, a scientist may be happy with a clear understanding of statistics without ever wishing to enter into the philosophical debate on the foundations of probability theory.