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.
Some entries in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:
Books that can be of interest:
- Any of Gregory Chaitin's popular books. He used to post them
all on his web site. Now he doesn't, but this book, Exploring
Randomness is available.
- 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.
- 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.