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Alfred Tarski: Life and Logic

Anita Burdman Feferman and Solomon Feferman
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
425
Format: 
Paperback
Price: 
24.99
ISBN: 
9780521714013
Category: 
General
[Reviewed by
Fernando Q. Gouvêa
, on
05/18/2008
]

1. The two Tarskis; 2. Independence and university; Interlude I. The Banach-Tarski paradox, set theory and the axiom of choice; 3. Polot! The Polish attribute; Interlude II. The completeness and decidability of algebra and geometry; 4. A wider sphere of influence; Interlude III. Truth and definability; 5. How the ‘Unity of Science’ saved Tarski’s life; 6. Berkeley is so far from Princeton; 7. Building a school; Interlude IV. The publication campaigns; 8 ‘Papa Tarski’ and his students; 9. Three meetings and two departures; 10. Logic and methodology, center stage; 11. Heydays; Interlude V. Model theory and the 1963 symposium; 12. Around the world; 13. Los Angeles and Berkeley; Interlude VI. Algebras of logic; 14. A decade of honors; 15. The last times.

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