I came across this long-lost photograph of Jacques Herbrand in a paper by Marcel Guillaume, "La logique mathématique en France entre les deux guerres mondiales : Quelques repères," Revue d'histoire des sciences 1/2009 (Tome 62) , p. 177-219. It turns out that the photo was taken by Natascha Artin Brunswick in 1931, when Herbrand visited Hamburg. … Continue reading Herbrand Photograph by Natascha Artin Brunswick
Since it's open access week, and since I've been thinking about Open Educational Resources a fair bit lately, I thought I'd post briefly about the state of OER in philosophy. First, what's an OER? It's any kind of material that you can use in teaching and learning that is openly available. Examples are syllabi, handouts, … Continue reading Open Philosophy Textbooks
The book symposium I organized for this year's Pacific APA on Greg Frost-Arnold's Carnap, Tarski, and Quine at Harvard: Conversations of Logic, Mathematics, and Science (Chicago: Open Court, 2013) is coming out in the journal Metascience. The papers are now online: Rick Creath, Understandability Gary Ebbs, Quine’s “predilection” for finitism Greg Lavers, Carnap’s surprising views … Continue reading Book Symposium on Greg Frost-Arnold’s “Carnap, Tarski, and Quine at Harvard” in Metascience
Aldo Antonelli unexpectedly died two days ago, and I can't write about that without crying yet. Meanwhile, I recommend this beautiful paper to you: On the General Interpretation of First-Order Quantifiers, published in the ASL journal he founded, the Review of Symbolic Logic.
I know you've been waiting for the definitive assessment of what Carnap was up to in his unpublished Untersuchungen zur Allgemeinen Axiomatik from the late 1920s. Georg Schiemer, Erich Reck, and I wrote a paper about it. I'll leave it to you to judge whether this paper is the definitive assessment you've been waiting for. … Continue reading Carnap’s Early Metatheory