[FOM] Who was Luc Jardie?
williamtait at mac.com
Wed Jun 6 09:27:42 EDT 2007
A good guess would be Jean Cavailles. He was in the Resistance and wrote
"les Remarques sur la formation de la theorie abstraite des
ensembles" in 1930 and a short monograph entitled "Transfini et
Continu" in the 1940's. They appear in a publication *Philosophie
mathematique* (Hermann, 1962) along with the Cantor-Dedekind
Correspondewnce that he edited with E. Noether.
I think my keyboard will do accents, but I'm too lazy to find out how.
On Jun 6, 2007, at 3:51 AM, Juliette Kennedy wrote:
> Who was Luc Jardie?
> Jean-Pierre Melville's 1969 film about members of the French
> called "Army of Shadows" (L'armee des ombres) features a reclusive,
> aristocratic philosopher named Luc Jardie. The character has
> written 5 books:
> "Methode Axiomatique et Formalisme," "Transfini et Continu," "Essai
> le Probleme du Fondement de Mathematiques," "Sur le Logique et la
> de la Science" and finally "Remarques sur la Formation de la Theorie
> Abstraite des Ensembles." (Sorry I cannot supply proper accents on
> The film is based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Kessel, but
> draws heavily on Melville's own experience as a Resistance member.
> Question: did any logician-set theorist play a role in
> the French Resistance? The titles of the books point to their
> being written by a Bourbaki member - didn't
> the Bourbaki book on set theory come out in the 60's?
> (Another suggestion
> which was made is that during the 1960s Melville crossed paths with
> logician of the formalist stripe at, say, La Coupole.)
> The film came out in the U.S. just now; it was hardly seen in
> France when
> it first came out, but it is now considered one of Melville's greatest
> Juliette Kennedy
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