Yearly Archives: 2017

A Christmas card

With every good wish for a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year

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CD of the year 2017

Their recording history has been extraordinary. In 2010, the already much admired Pavel Haas Quartet released their fourth CD, Dvořák’s String Quartets Op. 96, the “American”, and Op. 106. It won the Gramophone Award for chamber music disc of the … Continue reading

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Bob Hale (1945-2017)

I am very sorry to hear that the philosopher Bob Hale has died. I have always admired his work, and when — back in the day — we used to bump into each other at conferences, he always struck me as … Continue reading

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CD of the year 2017 — runners up!

As I said, those lists of books-of-the-year only make me feel quite hopelessly out of touch, and leave me rather sadly wondering how to possibly find the time to read more. But lists of CD recommendations are much more cheering, and … Continue reading

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Logic books of the year?

It’s the season when the literary supplements are full of choices of books of the year. And I for one am made to feel I just Haven’t Been Keeping Up. Ah well … In fact, the only 2017 published novel … Continue reading

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When I were a lad …

When I were a lad, a conference on logic/phil maths was rare indeed, and got you a wet weekend in Keele, if you were lucky. Now there are more conferences than you can shake a stick at, and in delightful … Continue reading

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Excellence for free! — and any others I should know about?

It is very good to note that the excellent A Friendly Introduction to Mathematical Logic by Christopher Leary and Lars Kristainsen is now available as PDF for free download from the book’s webpage here (as well as still being available as a very … Continue reading

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Opera in Prague

One of the delights of Prague is that the opera tickets are extraordinarily cheap. So in our week there, we went twice — to see Aida and then Rusalka. I must have listened a few dozen times over the years … Continue reading

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Logical snippets

There are now over 125 answers to various questions that might be of interest to beginning/intermediate logic students at the Logical snippets page. Do please spread the word to those who might find something useful here! (And if anyone can … Continue reading

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Postcard from Prague

A rather wintry week in a cold and (often) wet Prague. The first time I have been here since the days of communist rule, when I was a student. Do the math. How very fine the centre of the city … Continue reading

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