A Profile of Mathematical Logic

A Profile of Mathematical Logic Anyone seeking a readable and relatively brief guide to logic can do no better than this classic introduction A treat for both the intellect and the imagination it profiles the development of logic f

  • Title: A Profile of Mathematical Logic
  • Author: Howard DeLong
  • ISBN: 9780486434759
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • Anyone seeking a readable and relatively brief guide to logic can do no better than this classic introduction A treat for both the intellect and the imagination, it profiles the development of logic from ancient to modern times and compellingly examines the nature of logic and its philosophical implications No prior knowledge of logic is necessary readers need only an aAnyone seeking a readable and relatively brief guide to logic can do no better than this classic introduction A treat for both the intellect and the imagination, it profiles the development of logic from ancient to modern times and compellingly examines the nature of logic and its philosophical implications No prior knowledge of logic is necessary readers need only an acquaintance with high school mathematics The author emphasizes understanding, rather than technique, and focuses on such topics as the historical reasons for the formation of Aristotelian logic, the rise of mathematical logic after than 2,000 years of traditional logic, the nature of the formal axiomatic method and the reasons for its use, and the main results of metatheory and their philosophic import The treatment of the G del metatheorems is especially detailed and clear, and answers to the problems appear at the end.

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    1. Basically round 2 of the Critique of Pure Reason. I haven't looked into many other accounts of mathematical logic, but if it was good enough to influence Douglas Hofstadter, it has earned the admiration of this reader. Read it and experience a queasy sensation as you witness the collapse of your epistemological absolutes. Alternatively, become lost in the book's maze of complex symbolism. I'll definitely have to read this one a second time.

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