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Alfred Tarski : life and logic

Author: Anita Burdman Feferman; Solomon Feferman
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats

Alfred Tarski, one of the greatest logicians of all time, is widely thought of as 'the man who defined truth'. From the cafes of Warsaw and Vienna to the mountains and deserts of California, this  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Alfred Tarski; Alfred Tarski; Alfred Tarski
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anita Burdman Feferman; Solomon Feferman
ISBN: 9780521714013 052171401X
OCLC Number: 181069001
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: vi, 425 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Anita Burdman Feferman and Solomon Feferman.


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