[FOM] Book on the history of logic?
Chris Gray
cpgray at uwaterloo.ca
Tue Feb 15 12:00:31 EST 2011
On 2011-02-14 5:47 PM, Staffan Angere wrote:
> Dear FOMers,
>
> I'm planning to give a small course in the history of logic, with specialfocus on the 20th century. While I am planning to photocopy a selection ofpapers and hand out, it would be really useful to have a textbook as well.However, there seems to be very few modern textbooks in the history of logic. Kneale& Kneale, for instance, write fairly little on 20th century logic, and the other books I have found do it even less.
>
> So, does anyone here have any tips? Or, if not a book, at least some lengthier expositions in article form?
>
Dover has reprinted Kneebone's "Mathematical Logic and the Foundations
of Mathematics: An Introductory Survey"
<http://www.amazon.com/Mathematical-Logic-Foundations-Mathematics-Introductory/dp/0486417123>
which takes an historical approach to the material. Another one I like
(also available in a Dover paperback) is Eves's "Foundations and
Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics"
<http://www.amazon.com/Foundations-Fundamental-Concepts-Mathematics-Howard/dp/048669609X>.
I'm assuming by 20th century logic you mean up to and including Gödel
and Cohen. After that I don't know of any good historical treatments.
Chris Gray
University of Waterloo Library
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