- Now just cross that I was enticed to squander an hour on such a third-rate farrago. #lineofduty, Mar 26
- Oh well, that became unwatchably ridiculous self-parody. Pity. #Lineofduty, Mar 26
- You wouldn’t think that (re)writing a page in an intro logic text would turn into a three-espresso problem. But there it is …, Mar 25
- That annoying thing where you realize, writing Ch. 19, that how you handled something crucial in Ch. 2 Really Won’t Do. Yes, THAT thing., Mar 21
- Yes! @BeatriceRana’s new Goldberg Variations CD is pretty terrific. https://t.co/adYmFbPQ7G, Mar 21
Monthly Archives: May 2016
In Cornwall again, back in St Mawes. As lovely as before. The photo was taken walking along another little bit of the South West Coastal Path this morning, this time along the cliff-tops between Portloe and Pendower. On the whole, kind weather. Too kind, … Continue reading
The Teach Yourself Logic 2016 Study Guide is linked here at Logic Matters but also at my (decidedly sparse) academia.edu page. Rather startlingly, the latter link has now been followed up over 50K times. Who knows how much impact the Guide really has. Still, I occasionally … Continue reading
The next paper in Kurt Gödel, Philosopher-Scientist is by Paola Cantù, on “Peano and Gödel”. The headline claim is that Gödel’s philosophical notebooks indicate that he had read Peano (and in particular Peano’s contributions to the Formulaire des mathématiques /Formulario Mathematico) rather carefully — and … Continue reading
An interesting paper here by Neil Barton.
After the two introductory papers, the volume we’re taking about divides into two parts: “Close Readings of some of Gödel’s Philosophical Remarks (Max Phil)” and “New Readings in Gödel’s Philosophy”, and in each part the papers are ordered alphabetically by … Continue reading
We are talking about the second paper of this volume, namely “Kurt Gödel’s Philosophical Remarks (Max Phil)” by Gabriella Crocco and Eva-Maria Engelen, and are turning to its third and final section titled “The content of the Philosophical Remarks (=Max Phil). First insights”. (3) Crocco and Engelen say that the philosophical notebooks … Continue reading
After John Dawson’s very introductory piece there follows another introductory paper, “Kurt Gödel’s Philosophical Remarks (Max Phil)” by the editors of the volume, Gabriella Crocco and Eva-Maria Engelen. All the essays in the book, by the way, are in English — … Continue reading
In case you haven’t seen it: this blog post by Scott Aaronson (on a new paper co-authored with Adam Yedidia), written with his usual clarity and zest, is fascinating!