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Alfred Tarski : life and logic

Auteur : Anita Burdman Feferman; Solomon Feferman
Éditeur: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Biographie : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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Alfred Tarski, one of the greatest logicians of all time, is widely thought of as "the man who defined truth." His mathematical work on the concepts of truth and logical consequence are cornerstones of modern logic, influencing developments in philosophy, linguistics and computer science. Tarski was a charismatic teacher and zealous promoter of his view of logic as the foundation of all rational thought, as well as  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: Biography
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Personne nommée: Alfred Tarski; Alfred Tarski; Alfred Tarski; Alfred Tarski
Type d’ouvrage: Biographie, Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Anita Burdman Feferman; Solomon Feferman
ISBN: 0521802407 9780521802406
Numéro OCLC: 54691904
Description: vi, 425 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenu: The two Tarskis --
Independence and university --
Interlude I: The Banach-Tarski paradox, set theory and the axiom of choice --
Polot! The Polish attribute --
Interlude II: The completeness and decidability of algebra and geometry --
A wider sphere of influence --
Interlude III: Truth and definability --
How the 'unity of science' saved Tarski's Life --
Berkeley is so far from Princeton --
Building a school --
Interlude IV: The Publication Campaigns --
'Papa Tarski' and his students --
Three meetings and two departures --
Logic and methodology, center stage --
Heydays --
Interlude V: Model theory and the 1963 Symposium --
Around the world --
Los Angeles and Berkeley --
Interlude VI: Algebras of logic --
A decade of honors --
The last times.
Responsabilité: Anita Burdman Feferman, Solomon Feferman.
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