New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy

Banach, Stefan and Alfred Tarski (1924) ''Sur la décomposition des ensembles de points en parties respectivement ... Bat ́og, Tadeusz (1995) ''Ajdukiewicz and the Development of Formal Logic. ... Alfred TarskiLife and Logic.

Author: Douglas Patterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199296309

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy contains newly commissioned essays on the philosophical aspects of the work of Polish logician, mathematician and philosopher Alfred Tarski. Topics covered include Tarski's relations to other Polish figures, e.g. Lesniewski and Kotarbinski, the Vienna Circle (e.g. Carnap and Neurath), and other figures such as Hilbert and others who studied the foundations of mathematics and logic at the time. The volume also includesessays interpreting and criticizing Tarski's views.

The History of Philosophical and Formal Logic

Entitled Alfred Tarski: Life and Logic, it mixes a traditional biography of Tarski's colourful life with technical interludes explaining some of the highlights of Tarski's work. Finally, in addition to being a logician of the first rank ...

Author: Alex Malpass

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472507174

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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The History of Philosophical and Formal Logic introduces ideas and thinkers central to the development of philosophical and formal logic. From its Aristotelian origins to the present-day arguments, logic is broken down into four main time periods: Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Aristotle and The Stoics) The early modern period (Bolzano, Boole) High modern period (Frege, Peano & Russell and Hilbert) Early 20th century (Godel and Tarski) Each new time frame begins with an introductory overview highlighting themes and points of importance. Chapters discuss the significance and reception of influential works and look at historical arguments in the context of contemporary debates. To support independent study, comprehensive lists of primary and secondary reading are included at the end of chapters, along with exercises and discussion questions. By clearly presenting and explaining the changes to logic across the history of philosophy, The History of Philosophical and Formal Logic constructs an easy-to-follow narrative. This is an ideal starting point for students looking to understand the historical development of logic.

Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

Alfred Tarski: Life and Logic (Cambridge, UK, 2004). Givant, Steven R. “Bibliography of Alfred Tarski,” Journal of Symbolic Logic 51 (1986): 913–41. ———, “Tarski's Development of Logic and Mathematics Based on the Calculus of Relations ...

Author: John R. Shook

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781843710370

Category: Philosophy

Page: 2698

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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers includes both academic and non-academic philosophers, anda large number of female and minority thinkers whose work has been neglected. It includes those intellectualsinvolved in the development of psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology, politicalscience, and several other fields, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy in thelate nineteenth century.Each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, abibliography of writings, and suggestions for further reading. While all the major post-Civil War philosophers arepresent, the most valuable feature of this dictionary is its coverage of a huge range of less well-known writers,including hundreds of presently obscure thinkers. In many cases, the Dictionary of Modern AmericanPhilosophers offers the first scholarly treatment of the life and work of certain writers. This book will be anindispensable reference work for scholars working on almost any aspect of modern American thought.

Philosophy s Loss of Logic to Mathematics

In D. Gabbay, F. J. Pelletier, & J. Woods (Eds.), Logic: A history of its central concepts. ... Polish axiomatics and its truths: On Tarski's Leśniewskian background and the Ajdukiewicz connection, ... Alfred Tarski: life and logic.

Author: Woosuk Park

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319951478

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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This book offers a historical explanation of important philosophical problems in logic and mathematics, which have been neglected by the official history of modern logic. It offers extensive information on Gottlob Frege’s logic, discussing which aspects of his logic can be considered truly innovative in its revolution against the Aristotelian logic. It presents the work of Hilbert and his associates and followers with the aim of understanding the revolutionary change in the axiomatic method. Moreover, it offers useful tools to understand Tarski’s and Gödel’s work, explaining why the problems they discussed are still unsolved. Finally, the book reports on some of the most influential positions in contemporary philosophy of mathematics, i.e., Maddy’s mathematical naturalism and Shapiro’s mathematical structuralism. Last but not least, the book introduces Biancani’s Aristotelian philosophy of mathematics as this is considered important to understand current philosophical issue in the applications of mathematics. One of the main purposes of the book is to stimulate readers to reconsider the Aristotelian position, which disappeared almost completely from the scene in logic and mathematics in the early twentieth century.

The Lvov Warsaw School Past and Present

Feferman, A., Feferman, S.: Alfred Tarski: Life and Logic. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2004) 4. Frost-Arnold, G.: Carnap, Tarski and Quine at Harvard. Conversations on Logic, Mathematics and Science.

Author: Ángel Garrido

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783319654300

Category: Mathematics

Page: 815

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This is a collection of new investigations and discoveries on the history of a great tradition, the Lvov-Warsaw School of logic and mathematics, by the best specialists from all over the world. The papers range from historical considerations to new philosophical, logical and mathematical developments of this impressive School, including applications to Computer Science, Mathematics, Metalogic, Scientific and Analytic Philosophy, Theory of Models and Linguistics.

The Life and Work of Leon Henkin

Feferman, A.B., Feferman, S.: Alfred Tarski: Life and Logic. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2004) 4. Henkin, L.: Completeness in the theory of types. J. Symb. Log. 15, 81–91 (1950) 5. Henkin, L.: Logical systems containing only ...

Author: María Manzano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319097190

Category: Mathematics

Page: 351

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This is a comprehensive book on the life and works of Leon Henkin (1921–2006), an extraordinary scientist and excellent teacher whose writings became influential right from the beginning of his career with his doctoral thesis on “The completeness of formal systems” under the direction of Alonzo Church. Upon the invitation of Alfred Tarski, Henkin joined the Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California Berkeley in 1953. He stayed with the group until his retirement in 1991. This edited volume includes both foundational material and a logic perspective. Algebraic logic, model theory, type theory, completeness theorems, philosophical and foundational studies are among the topics covered, as well as mathematical education. The work discusses Henkin’s intellectual development, his relation to his predecessors and contemporaries and his impact on the recent development of mathematical logic. It offers a valuable reference work for researchers and students in the fields of philosophy, mathematics and computer science.

Alfred Tarski and the Vienna Circle

Austro-Polish Connections in Logical Empiricism Jan Wolenski, Eckehart Köhler ... the Tarski family was reunited in Berkeley and life settled into something like the routine that would continue for the rest of Alfred Tarski's life.

Author: Jan Wolenski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401706896

Category: Science

Page: 347

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The larger part of Yearbook 6 of the Institute Vienna Circle constitutes the proceedings of a symposium on Alfred Tarski and his influence on and interchanges with the Vienna Circle, especially those on and with Rudolf Carnap and Kurt Gödel. It is the first time that this topic has been treated on such a scale and in such depth. Attention is mainly paid to the origins, development and subsequent role of Tarski's definition of truth. Some contributions are primarily historical, others analyze logical aspects of the concept of truth. Contributors include Anita and Saul Feferman, Jan Wolenski, Jan Tarski and Hans Sluga. Several Polish logicians contributed: Gzegorczyk, Wójcicki, Murawski and Rojszczak. The volume presents entirely new biographical material on Tarski, both from his Polish period and on his influential career in the United States: at Harvard, in Princeton, at Hunter, and at the University of California at Berkeley. The high point of the analysis involves Tarski's influence on Carnap's evolution from a narrow syntactical view of language, to the ontologically more sophisticated but more controversial semantical view. Another highlight involves the interchange between Tarski and Gödel on the connection between truth and proof and on the nature of metalanguages. The concluding part of Yearbook 6 includes documentation, book reviews and a summary of current activities of the Institute Vienna Circle. Jan Tarski introduces letters written by his father to Gödel; Paolo Parrini reports on the Vienna Circle's influence in Italy; several reviews cover recent books on logical empiricism, on Gödel, on cosmology, on holistic approaches in Germany, and on Mauthner.

Kurt G del

... S. (1986) Gödel's life and work, in Feferman et al (eds) Gödel's Collected Works, Vol I, 1–36 Feferman, S. (1996) In the light of logic, Oxford UP, New York Feferman, A. S. and Feferman, S. (2004) Alfred Tarski: Life and Logic, ...

Author: Karl Sigmund

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783834891891

Category: Mathematics

Page: 222

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Time Magazine reihte ihn unter die hundert wichtigsten Personen des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. Die Harvard University verlieh ihm das Ehrendoktorat für die Entdeckung "der bedeutsamsten mathematischen Wahrheit des Jahrhunderts". Er gilt allgemein als der größte Logiker seit Aristoteles. Sein Freund Einstein ging, nach eigener Aussage, nur deshalb ans Institut, um Gödel auf dem Heimweg begleiten zu dürfen. Und John von Neumann, einer der Väter des Computers, schrieb: "Gödel ist tatsächlich absolut unersetzlich. Er ist der einzige Mathematiker, von dem ich das zu behaupten wage." Dieses Buch ist eine leichtverdauliche, einfache und anschauliche Einführung in Gödels Leben und Werk, gedacht für jene, die sich für die menschlichen und kulturellen Aspekte der Wissenschaft interessieren. Ausgangspunkt des Buches waren die Vorbereitungen zu einer Ausstellung über Kurt Gödel aus Anlass seines hundertsten Geburtstags. Eine Ausstellung hat etwas von einem Spaziergang an sich, und gerade das wollen wir bieten: einen Spaziergang mit Gödel. Albert Einstein genoss solche Spaziergänge sehr. Man kann also Gödel genießen.