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The logic of provability, George Boolos

Label
The logic of provability
Title
The logic of provability
Statement of responsibility
George Boolos
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book, written by one of the most distinguished of contemporary philosophers of mathematics, is a fully rewritten and updated successor to the author's earlier The Unprovability of Consistency (1979). Its subject is the relation between provability and modal logic, a branch of logic invented by Aristotle but much disparaged by philosophers and virtually ignored by mathematicians. Here it receives its first scientific application since its invention. Modal logic is concerned with the notions of necessity and possibility. What George Boolos does is to show how the concepts, techniques, and methods of modal logic shed brilliant light on the most important logical discovery of the twentieth century: the incompleteness theorems of Kurt Godel and the 'self-referential' sentences constructed in their proof. The book explores the effects of reinterpreting the notions of necessity and possibility to mean provability and consistency
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Boolos, George
Dewey number
160
Index
index present
LC call number
BC199.M6
LC item number
B65 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Modality (Logic)
  • Proof theory
Label
The logic of provability, George Boolos
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [262]-269) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 275 p.
Isbn
9780521433426
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
92043610
Note
rem
System control number
  • 1082388-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1082388
  • (Sirsi) o27172726
  • (OCoLC)27172726
Label
The logic of provability, George Boolos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [262]-269) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 275 p.
Isbn
9780521433426
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
92043610
Note
rem
System control number
  • 1082388-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1082388
  • (Sirsi) o27172726
  • (OCoLC)27172726

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