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Next, we have the shortest chapter so far, on Quantifier Complexity, which introduces the notions of and wffs. But there is an intriguing little result in this chapter. If the consistent theory T which includes Robinson Arithmetic Q proves a … Continue reading → The post Gödel Without Tears, slowly, 7 appeared first on Logic [More]
The previous chapter gestured towards a proof of incompleteness which relies on constructing a Gödel sentence which is true if and only if it is unprovable. This proof idea is ingenious. Too ingenious? Some, when they first encounter it, worry … Continue reading → The post Gödel Without Tears, slowly, 4 appeared first on Logic [More]
Encouraged by a helpful ‘how to’ email from Richard Zach (thanks!), I’m setting up a print-on-demand paperback reprint of the corrected second edition of An Introduction to Gödel’s Theorems. And the good news is that it will be a third of the … Continue reading → The post Counting down to a new paperback version of IGT appeared first on Logic [More]
There will more logic news about the Gödel book (becoming available as an inexpensive print-on-demand book), about Gödel Without Tears, and also about IFL2 (and IFL3!)  before the end of the month. Meanwhile, here are the Belcea Quartet, playing the first … Continue reading → The post The Belcea Quartet play Beethoven appeared first on Logic [More]
A week with many domestic distractions; so until today I’ve not been able to settle for any length of time to such logical matters as reading on in the Pre-History of Mathematical Structuralism. And now returning to that book, I … Continue reading → The post Not so structural … so back to Gödel instead! appeared first on Logic [More]
The third essay in The Pre-history of Mathematical Structuralism is by José Ferreirós and Erich H. Reck, on ‘Dedekind’s Mathematical Structuralism: From Galois Theory to Numbers, Sets, and Functions’. The title promises something rather more exciting than we get. Why? Let’s … Continue reading → The post Mathematical Structuralism, Essay 3 appeared first on Logic [More]
Here are some quick comments on the first two of the essays in The Pre-history of Mathematical Structuralism. Let me start, though, with a remark about the angle I’m coming from. I have been wondering about getting back to work … Continue reading → The post Mathematical Structuralism, Essays 1 & 2 appeared first on Logic [More]
Here is a very nicely done piece about Hugh Mellor written by Tim Crane ten years ago. As Tim mentions, one of Hugh’s great passions was the theatre (going to plays with friends of course, but also doing stirling work … Continue reading → The post The philosophy of what’s what – and acting Shakespeare too appeared first on Logic [More]
A new Proof Theory Blog has started up. “The purpose … is to give proof theorists a venue to communicate ideas, works-in-progress, gems, or simply observations that may be relevant to the proof theory community. The hope is that it … Continue reading → The post New proof theory blog appeared first on Logic [More]
It’s arrived. Publication date June 25th. Hardback, paperback, PDF version all available. You’ll want all three, of course. Hurry, hurry, while stocks last. (I’m really pleased with how it looks: so I’ll cut myself some slack and leave fretting about … Continue reading → The post At last, it’s here …! appeared first on Logic [More]

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