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Perspectives on the History of Mathematical Logic

Editors: Drucker, Thomas (Ed.)

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  • Presents a history of an important field in mathematics and philosophy
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This volume offers insights into the development of mathematical logic over the last century. Arising from a special session of the history of logic at an American Mathematical Society meeting, the chapters explore technical innovations, the philosophical consequences of work during the period, and the historical and social context in which the logicians worked.

The discussions herein will appeal to mathematical logicians and historians of mathematics, as well as philosophers and historians of science.

 

"…the standard of the articles in Drucker’s book is high and the book can be recommended to anyone interested in the history and development of mathematical logic this century." – Newsletter of the New Zealand Mathematical Society

"…this is an important book. It exposes the richness of ideas and viewpoints, the difficult and not always direct pathways taken in the development of mathematical logic in the last century, and the various factors which did and continue to affect that development." —Modern Logic

"Logicians with a side-interest in the development of their field will enjoy it, and will not find it taxing in either mathematical or historical detail. The human as well as the scientific side of the growth of important ideas and institutions are treated at an expansive level." —Journal of Symbolic Logic

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Praise for the first edition:

"…the standard of the articles in Drucker’s book is high and the book can be recommended to anyone interested in the history and development of mathematical logic this century." – Newsletter of the New Zealand Mathematical Society

"…this is an important book. It exposes the richness of ideas and viewpoints, the difficult and not always direct pathways taken in the development of mathematical logic in the last century, and the various factors which did and continue to affect that development." —Modern Logic

"Logicians with a side-interest in the development of their field will enjoy it, and will not find it taxing in either mathematical or historical detail. The human as well as the scientific side of the growth of important ideas and institutions are treated at an expansive level." —Journal of Symbolic Logic


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives on the History of Mathematical Logic
Editors
  • Thomas Drucker
Series Title
Modern Birkhäuser Classics
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Boston
eBook ISBN
978-0-8176-4769-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-8176-4769-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-8176-4768-1
Series ISSN
2197-1803
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 195
Additional Information
Originally published as a monograph
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