PHL309 Logic, Language, and Thought Professor: Craig DeLancey
Office: Piez Hall 225
Some secondary materials
Here are some things that can be helpful to read.
Books that can be of interest:Any of Gregory Chaitin's popular books. He posts them all on his web site.
Wittgenstein's Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics is in our library, at QA9.W743. Useful if you are interested in the question of conventionalism.
Some of you may be interested in Penrose's arguments in the early chapters of The Emperor's New Mind which is in Penfield at Q335 .P415 1989.
Andrew Hodge's biography of Turing's is a fine book. Penfield: QA29.T8 H63 1983.
Raymond Smullyan has puzzle books that in a playful way aim to illustrate problems of incompleteness and consistency and self reference. In Penfield see: Forever undecided, QA9.65 .S68 1987; What is the name of this book?, GV1493 .S63 1986; To mock a mocking bird and other logic puzzles, GV1507.P43 S68 1985; 5000 B.C. and other philosophical fantasies, B68 .S65 1983I; The lady or the tiger?, GV1493 .S626 1982; This book needs no title, PN6361 .S6 1980.
Some entries in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:Russells's ParadoxSt. Andrew's has a few pages of interest also:
On Frege (this one is tough in parts, and you might just want to read parts 1 and 2.4)
And you'll also find links to entries on Frege, Russell, and Russell's paradox linked to these.