Logic, Logic, and Logic

Logic, Logic, and Logic

4.31 (16 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Introduction by  , Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

George Boolos was one of the most prominent and influential logician-philosophers of recent times. This collection, nearly all chosen by Boolos himself shortly before his death, includes thirty papers on set theory, second-order logic, and plural quantifiers; on Frege, Dedekind, Cantor, and Russell; and on miscellaneous topics in logic and proof theory, including three papers on various aspects of the Goedel theorems. Boolos is universally recognized as the leader in the renewed interest in studies of Frege's work on logic and the philosophy of mathematics. John Burgess has provided introductions to each of the three parts of the volume, and also an afterword on Boolos's technical work in provability logic, which is beyond the scope of this volume.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 443 pages
  • 162 x 235 x 23.62mm | 744g
  • Cambridge, Mass, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 11 line illustrations, 2 tables
  • 067453767X
  • 9780674537675
  • 750,912

Back cover copy

George Boolos was one of the most prominent and influential logician-philosophers of recent times. This collection, nearly all chosen by Boolos himself shortly before his death, includes thirty papers on set theory, second-order logic, and plural quantifiers; on Frege, Dedekind, Cantor, and Russell; and on miscellaneous topics in logic and proof theory, including three papers on various aspects of the Godel theorems. Boolos is universally recognized as the leader in the renewed interest in studies of Frege's work on logic and the philosophy of mathematics. John Burgess has provided introductions to each of the three parts of the volume, and also an afterword on Boolos's technical work in provability logic, which is beyond the scope of this volume.
show more

Table of contents

* Studies on Set Theory and the Nature of Logic * Introduction to Part I * The Iterative Conception of Set * Reply to Charles Parsons's "Sets and Classes" * On Second-Order Logic * To Be Is to Be a Value of a Variable (Or to Be Some Values of Some Variables) * Nominalist Platonism * Iteration Again * Introductory Notes to Godel *1951 * Must We Believe in Set Theory? * Frege Studies * Introduction to Part II * Gottlob Frege and the Foundations of Arithmetic * Reading the Begriffsschrift * Saving Frege from Contradiction * The Consistency of Frege's Foundations of Arithmetic * The Standard of Equality of Numbers * Whence the Contradiction? *1879? * The Advantages of Honest Toil over Theft * On the Proof of Frege's Theorem * Frege's Theorem and the Peano Postulates * Is Hume's Principle Analytic? * Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik, 82-83 (with Richard Heck) * Constructing Cantorian Counterexamples * Various Logical Studies and Lighter Papers * Introduction to Part III * Zooming Down the Slippery Slope * Don't Eliminate Cut * The Justification of Mathematical Induction * A Curious Inference * A New Proof of the Godel Incompleteness Theorem * On "Seeing" the Truth of the Godel Sentence * Quotational Ambiguity * The Hardest Logical Puzzle Ever * Godel's Second Incompleteness Theorem Explained in Words of One Syllable
show more

About George Boolos

George Boolos was Professor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
show more

Rating details

16 ratings
4.31 out of 5 stars
5 50% (8)
4 38% (6)
3 6% (1)
2 6% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X