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The Resource Alfred Tarski : life and logic, Anita Burdman Feferman, Solomon Feferman

Alfred Tarski : life and logic, Anita Burdman Feferman, Solomon Feferman

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Alfred Tarski : life and logic
Title
Alfred Tarski
Title remainder
life and logic
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Anita Burdman Feferman, Solomon Feferman
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Language
eng
Summary
Alfred Tarski, one of the greatest logicians of all time, is widely thought of as "the man who defined truth." His mathematical work on the concepts of truth and logical consequence are cornerstones of modern logic, influencing developments in philosophy, linguistics and computer science. Tarski was a charismatic teacher and zealous promoter of his view of logic as the foundation of all rational thought, as well as a bon-vivant and a womanizer, who played the "great man" to the hilt. Born in Warsaw in 1901 to Jewish parents, he changed his name and converted to Catholicism, but was never able to obtain a professorship in his home country. A fortuitous trip to the United States at the outbreak of World War 1 saved his life and turned his career around, even though it separated him from his family for years. By the war's end, Tarski was established as a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he started a department in logic and methodology that attracted students and distinguished researchers from all over the world. From the cafes of Warsaw and Vienna to the mountains and deserts of California, this first full- length biography places Tarski in the social, intellectual and historical context of his times. It presents a vivid picture of a personally and professionally passionate man, interlaced with an account of his major scientific achievements
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Feferman, Anita Burdman
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Feferman, Solomon
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  • Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
  • Logicians
  • Tarski, Alfred
  • Tarski, Alfred
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Alfred Tarski : life and logic, Anita Burdman Feferman, Solomon Feferman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-416) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The two Tarskis -- Independence and university -- Interlude I: The Banach-Tarski paradox, set theory and the axiom of choice -- Polot! The Polish attribute -- Interlude II: The completeness and decidability of algebra and geometry -- A wider sphere of influence -- Interlude III: Truth and definability -- How the 'unity of science' saved Tarski's Life -- Berkeley is so far from Princeton -- Building a school -- Interlude IV: The Publication Campaigns -- 'Papa Tarski' and his students -- Three meetings and two departures -- Logic and methodology, center stage -- Heydays -- Interlude V: Model theory and the 1963 Symposium -- Around the world -- Los Angeles and Berkeley -- Interlude VI: Algebras of logic -- A decade of honors -- The last times
Control code
ocm54691904
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 425 p.
Isbn
9780521802406
Lccn
2004045748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Alfred Tarski : life and logic, Anita Burdman Feferman, Solomon Feferman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The two Tarskis -- Independence and university -- Interlude I: The Banach-Tarski paradox, set theory and the axiom of choice -- Polot! The Polish attribute -- Interlude II: The completeness and decidability of algebra and geometry -- A wider sphere of influence -- Interlude III: Truth and definability -- How the 'unity of science' saved Tarski's Life -- Berkeley is so far from Princeton -- Building a school -- Interlude IV: The Publication Campaigns -- 'Papa Tarski' and his students -- Three meetings and two departures -- Logic and methodology, center stage -- Heydays -- Interlude V: Model theory and the 1963 Symposium -- Around the world -- Los Angeles and Berkeley -- Interlude VI: Algebras of logic -- A decade of honors -- The last times
Control code
ocm54691904
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 425 p.
Isbn
9780521802406
Lccn
2004045748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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