Perspectives on the History of Mathematical Logic
This volume offers insights into the development of mathematical logic over the last century. Arising from a special session of the history of logic at an American Mathematical Society meeting, the chapters explore technical innovations, the philosophical consequences of work during the period, and the historical and social context in which the logicians worked. The discussions herein will appeal to mathematical logicians and historians of mathematics, as well as philosophers and historians of science.
Presents a history of an important field in mathematics and philosophyFocuses on specific topics as to which are not covered elsewhereIncludes articles that are both mathematically technical and easily understood by non-mathematicians