Logic from Russell to Church

Edited by

  • Dov M. Gabbay, King's College London, UK
  • John Woods, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

This volume is number five in the 11-volume Handbook of the History of Logic. It covers the first 50 years of the development of mathematical logic in the 20th century, and concentrates on the achievements of the great names of the period--Russell, Post, Gödel, Tarski, Church, and the like. This was the period in which mathematical logic gave mature expression to its four main parts: set theory, model theory, proof theory and recursion theory. Collectively, this work ranks as one of the greatest achievements of our intellectual history. Written by leading researchers in the field, both this volume and the Handbook as a whole are definitive reference tools for senior undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in the history of logic, the history of philosophy, and any discipline, such as mathematics, computer science, and artificial intelligence, for whom the historical background of his or her work is a salient consideration.
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Researchers and graduate students in all areas of logic: Historians of logic, computer scientists, AI theorists, theorists of legal reasoning, cognitive psychologists.


Book information

  • Published: May 2009
  • Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51620-6

Table of Contents

PrefaceList of ContributorsRussell's Logic(Andrew D. Irvine)Logic for Meinongian Object Theory Semantics (Dale Jacquette)The Logic of Brouwer and Heyting (Joan Rand Moschovakis)Thoralf Albert Skolem (Jens Erik Fenstad and Hao Wang)The Logic of the Tractatus (Michael Potter)Lesniewski's Logic (Peter Simons)Hibert's Proof Theory (Wilfried Sieg)Hilbert's Epsilon Calculus and its Successors(Hartly Slater)Gödel’s Logic (Mark van Atten and Juliette Kennedy)Tarski’s Logic (Keith Simmons)Emil Post (Alasdair Urquhart)Gentzen’s Logic (Jan von Plato)Lambda-calculus and Combinators in the 20th Century (Felice Cardone and J. Roger Hindley)The Logic of Church and Curry (Jonathan P. Seldin) Paradoxes, Self-reference and Truth in the Twentieth Century (Andrea Cantini)Index