Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge

English mathematician, logician, and humorous writer, better known as Lewis Carroll. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, Carroll spent his entire career there as a mathematician. He wrote upon the theory of voting and various mathematical and logical issues, as well as filling Alice in Wonderland (1865), Alice through the Looking Glass (1871), and The Hunting of the Snark (1876) with play upon logical, philosophical, and semantic themes. Humpty Dumpty exhibits a form of the Euthyphro dilemma in his views on his authority over his words; the White Knight delves deep into the problem of names, the White King takes ’nobody’ to be a person; the Snark is a topic-neutral object of a quest (sometimes identified with the Absolute), and throughout the humour depends upon pushing logical and philosophical reasoning to absurdity. Carroll's paper ‘What the Tortoise said to Achilles’ (Mind, 1895) presents the classic statement of the need for rules of inference as well as axioms in formal systems.

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  • Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge — (1832 1898)    Better known as Lewis Carroll. A British mathematician, and member of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), as well as an author of children s books, who is probably best known for his Alice s Adventures in Wonderland.As… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • DODGSON, CHARLES LUTWIDGE —    English writer and man of genius, with the nom de plume of Lewis Carroll; distinguished himself at Oxford in mathematics; author of Alice s Adventures in Wonderland, with its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, besides other works, mathematical …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge —  (1832–1898) Real name of Lewis Carroll …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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  • Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge (Lewis Carroll) — (1832 1898)    Mathematician and writer of books for children, s. of a clergyman at Daresbury, Cheshire, was ed. at Rugby and Oxf. After taking orders he was appointed lecturer on mathematics, on which subject he pub. several valuable treatises.… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Charles Lutwidge Dodgson — Lewis Carroll, Foto von Oscar Gustave Rejlander, 1863 Cover des Originalmanuskripts der Alice aus dem Jahr 1864 Lewis Carroll (* 27. Januar …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Charles Lutwidge Dodgson — noun English author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children s stories he wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll (1832 1898) • Syn: ↑Carroll, ↑Lewis Carroll, ↑Dodgson, ↑Reverend Dodgson, ↑Charles… …   Useful english dictionary

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