FW: Fwd: Couturat
- An interesting request below - I will translate it into Ido for Idolisto,
but for now here it is in English...
Kordiale, James Chandler
http://www.geocities.com/idojc - IALs index
http://www.geocities.com/idojc/yindex.html - Ido index
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/idolisto - Idolisto home
http://io.wikipedia.org - Wikipedio en Ido
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>From: Auxilingua Project <auxilingua@...>----------
>Reply-To: International Auxiliary Languages <AUXLANG@...>
>Subject: Fwd: Couturat
>Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 00:55:25 -0500
Here is a request for help concerning Couturat...
The drawings of Couturat I have are by Ric Berger.
Can anyone else help with more info?
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From: James T. Smith
Date: 14 nov. 2005 19:36
Cc: Elena Anne Marchisotto
With my colleague Elena Marchisotto I'm finishing for publication a book on
the Italian mathematician Mario Pieri, who died in 1913. I don't think he
had much real connection with the auxiliary language movement but he was a
member of the Academia pro Interlingua and a close associate of both
Giuseppe Peano and Louis Couturat in mathematics and logic. Peano published
his obituary in Latino sine flexione.
Perhaps you can help me with three questions about Couturat.
1. What is the source of the hand-drawn portraits of him on your
website? I would like to include a portrait of him in the book, but haven't
been able to determine whether these are in public domain.
2. Do you know of any public-domain actual photographs of Couturat?
3. On the website http://io.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Couturat is a
good biography of Couturat by Louis de Beaufront, written in Ido. In fact,
it's the best I've found, and I would like to cite it in my bibliography. I
don't mind citing something in Ido, but I would prefer to cite a hardcopy
version as well.
3a. Do you know the original printed source of the de Beaufront
3b. Do you know any better biography of Couturat?
I'd certainly appreciate any information you could give on these questions,
and certainly anything you could say about Pieri vis-a-vis auxiliary
James T. Smith
Professor of Mathematics
San Francisco State University
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