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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 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 a...more
Paperback, (Dover Books on Mathematics), 336 pages
Published June 17th 2004 by Dover Publications
(first published 2004)
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Aug 02, 2012 Andrew Hunt rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: The dedicated
Recommended to Andrew by: Douglas Hofstadter
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.