New SEP entry by Herb Enderton on "Second-order and Higher-order Logic".
Tim Chow has posted a new version of his "Beginner's guide to forcing" (previously announced here) on arXiv, and points to other introductions to forcing: one by Kenny Easwaran, who's also posted his "Cheerful introduction to forcing and the continuum hypothesis" on arXiv, and one by Peter Johnson, "Foundations for abstract forcing." I'm guessing the … Continue reading More Introductions to Forcing
CALL FOR PAPERS31st International Wittgenstein Symposium 2008 onReduction and Elimination in Philosophy and the SciencesKirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, 10-16 August 2008http://www.alws.at/ INVITED SPEAKERSWilliam Bechtel, Ansgar Beckermann, Johan van Benthem, Alexander Bird, Elke Brendel, Otavio Bueno, John P. Burgess, David Chalmers, Igor Douven, Hartry Field, Jerry Fodor, Kenneth Gemes, Volker Halbach, Stephan Hartmann, Alison Hills, Leon … Continue reading Reduction and Elimination in Philosophy and the Sciences
The ASL Newsletter came in the mail today, so if you're a member, you should be getting yours about now as well. For the first time in a long while, the election to the ASL council is contested. I'm not going to ask you to vote for me, but you should vote!
From Tim Chow via FOM: I have just completed a first draft of an expository paper on forcing. http://alum.mit.edu/www/tchow/forcing.pdfThis paper grew out of a sci.math.research article that I posted back in 2001 entitled "Forcing for dummies": http://groups.google.com/group/sci.math.research/msg/c2d65d1a23eabb66I made a major change, hopefully for the better, by approaching the subject via Boolean-valued models, which I believe … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Forcing
I'm on sabbatical next term, and am off to Europe in one week--and it looks like that's not a day too soon. Teaching modal logic and history of analytic this term was a lot of fun, but I look forward to getting writing done. Don't have much planned yet, but I'll be in Toulouse for … Continue reading Sabbatical in one week!