Monthly Archives: August 2013

TYL, #17: The Teach Yourself Logic Guide updated

After taking a bit of a rest from it, I’ve been getting back to work on the Teach Yourself Logic Guide. Here then is Version 9.2 of the Guide, newly updated (pp. iii +  62).  Do spread the word to anyone you … Continue reading

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The bookshop question: a friendly suggestion?

There are more urgent questions, as the world continues to fall to pieces in depressingly awful ways. But this blog is my distraction from all that, and perhaps in a tiny way one of your distractions too. So let’s allow … Continue reading

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‘The contemporary conception of logic’, #2

A month ago I posted here a quick comment on some remarks of Warren Goldfarb’s about ‘the contemporary conception of logic’, in particular about the special role (supposedly) given to schemata in the definition of some key logical concepts. I’ve … Continue reading

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Back to Gödel Without Tears — but not a MOOC

For a number of years, when I taught a course on Gödel’s incompleteness theorems, I distributed handouts, which — as is the way of these things — grew and grew and eventually became early drafts of An Introduction to Gödel’s Theorems. But … Continue reading

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Chiaroscuro on BBC iPlayer

You can listen to their Edinburgh Festival concert on BBC iPlayer for a few days. Their performance of the Schubert “Rosamunde” quartet — starting at 1.08 in from the beginning of the transmission — seems even better than their CD … Continue reading

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The Chiaroscuro Quartet again

We went with high expectations to hear the Chiaroscuro Quartet playing in the Summer Music Festival in Cambridge on Saturday, but even so we were completely bowled over. They are just wonderfully good. If the quartet is ever playing near … Continue reading

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Is this how it was for you?

In the shop window you have promptly identified the cover with the title you were looking for. Following this visual trail, you have forced your way through the shop past the thick barricade of Books You Haven’t Read, which were frowning … Continue reading

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Cloud storage made easy: with a bit of helpful geekiness

This may be useful for someone who like me doesn’t keep up with every geeky development, and so can miss out on things (thanks to Keith Frankish for the heads-up). OK: you know that it makes sense to back up … Continue reading

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