[Pl-seminar] [TYPES/announce] New Book from Princeton University Press: Alan Turing's Systems of Logic
Mitchell Wand
wand at ccs.neu.edu
Tue Nov 27 20:21:30 EST 2012
BTW, Princeton's website is annoying. It's available on Amazon for cheaper
(and eligible for Amazon Prime (free shipping) if you have it).
--Mitch
On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Mitchell Wand <wand at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> This may be of interest to many of the people on these lists. --Mitch
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> NEW BOOK FROM PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS: Alan Turing’s Systems of Logic**
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> Below you will find a brief description of a new title published by
> Princeton University Press. We hope that you will find this title of
> interest to your members and would be delighted if you post our message to
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> Alan Turing's Systems of Logic:****
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> The Princeton Thesis****
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> Edited and introduced by Andrew W. Appel****
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> http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9780.html****
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> Cloth | 2012 | $24.95 / £16.95 | ISBN: 9780691155746****
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> 160 pp. | 7 x 10****
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> A work of philosophy as well as mathematics, Turing's thesis envisions a
> practical goal--a logical system to formalize mathematical proofs so they
> can be checked mechanically. If every step of a theorem could be verified
> mechanically, the burden on intuition would be limited to the axioms.
> Turing's point, as Appel writes, is that "mathematical reasoning can be
> done, and should be done, in mechanizable formal logic." Turing's vision of
> "constructive systems of logic for practical use" has become reality: in
> the twenty-first century, automated "formal methods" are now routine.****
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> Presented here in its original form, this fascinating thesis is one of the
> key documents in the history of mathematics and computer science.****
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> "For me, this is the most interesting of Alan Turing's writings, and it is
> a real delight to see a facsimile of the original typescript here. The work
> is packed with ideas that have turned out to be significant for all sorts
> of current research areas in computer science and mathematics."--Barry
> Cooper, University of Leeds****
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> Read a sample chapter online, click here:****
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> http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s9780.pdf****
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> Thank you for your time.****
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