Lectures in Logic and Set Theory: Volume 2, Set Theory
This two-volume 2003 work bridges the gap between introductory expositions of logic or set theory on one hand, and the research literature on the other. It can be used as a text in an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate course in mathematics, computer science, or philosophy. The volumes are written in a user-friendly conversational lecture style that makes them equally effective for self-study or class use. Volume II, on formal (ZFC) set theory, incorporates a self-contained 'chapter 0' on proof techniques so that it is based on formal logic, in the style of Bourbaki. The emphasis on basic techniques will provide the reader with a solid foundation in set theory and provides a context for the presentation of advanced topics such as absoluteness, relative consistency results, two expositions of Godel's constructible universe, numerous ways of viewing recursion, and a chapter on Cohen forcing.
• User-friendly extensive discussion of issues that arise at the interface of axiomatics and mathematical 'reality'• Careful use of formal logic in proofs• Advanced self-contained topics such as: internal models, absoluteness, induction and inductive operators, constructible universe, Cohen forcing