Yearly Archives: 2014

The last dance

It isn’t all High Culture chez Logic Matters. Oh no. Perish the thought. For a start, from September to December we are devotees of Strictly.  That’s Strictly Come Dancing (the original, BBC, version of Dancing with the Stars, Ballando con Le Stelle, and … Continue reading

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Philosophical remnants/Notes on Category Theory v.3

So, over the last months, quite a few more large boxes of books have gone to Oxfam. I have kept almost all my logic books. But in three years I must have given away some three quarters of my philosophy books. Very largely … Continue reading

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A Christmas card

All good wishes for a happy and peaceful Christmas

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Notes on Category Theory, (partial) version #2

After a bit of a gap, I’ve been able to get back to writing up my notes. The current instalment of the notes (61 pp.) corrects some typos in the first six chapters — and it is those needed corrections … Continue reading

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Logic books of the year?

It is the time of year when the more serious newspapers invite panels of authors, reviews editors, and others to pick out their books of the year, leaving the rest of us to feel hopelessly out of touch and wondering … Continue reading

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Notes on Category Theory, (partial) version #1

As I said in my last post, I’ve been following some lectures on category theory since the beginning of term. The only way of really nailing this stuff down is to write yourself some notes, work through the proofs, etc. Which I’ve been … Continue reading

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Back to school …

Once upon a lifetime ago, I took Part III of the Maths Tripos. In fact, rather alarmingly, I started exactly fifty years ago this term. And it was tough. You had to aim to do over the year (the equivalent … Continue reading

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Saffron Hall/Brodsky Quartet

We’ve just made our first visit to a concert at Saffron Hall, less than forty minutes from Cambridge. This is a multi-purpose hall newly built as part of Saffron Walden County High School and opened at the very end of … Continue reading

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Quick book note: Pollard’s Mathematical Prelude to the Philosophy of Maths

“This book is based on two premises: one cannot understand philosophy of mathematics without understanding mathematics and one cannot understand mathematics without doing mathematics.” Thus the blurb of Stephen Pollard’s recent book A Mathematical Prelude to the Philosophy of Mathematics … Continue reading

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More logic, phil. maths, foundations blogs?

Brian Weatherson has an interesting new blogroll of “active philosophy blogs” with “substantive” content [update: where Logic Matters now gets a mention!]. Inspired by that, I thought it was more than time to update the blogroll here. So alongside are now two short blogrolls to be … Continue reading

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