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A Profile of Mathematical Logic
This text explores the historical reasons for the formation of Aristotelian logic, the rise of mathematical logic, the nature of the formal axiomatic method and its use, and the main results of metatheory and their import. 1971 edition. Includes 22 figures and?19 tables. Appendixes. Bibliography. Indexes.
Paperback, (Dover Books on Mathematics), 320 pages
Published July 30th 2004 by Dover Publications Inc.
(first published 2004)
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Aug 02, 2012 Andrew Hunt rated it really liked it
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.