Andrzej Mostowski and Foundational Studies by A. Ehrenfeucht, V.W. Marek, M. Srebrny

By A. Ehrenfeucht, V.W. Marek, M. Srebrny

Andrzej Mostowski used to be one of many prime twentieth century logicians. His legacy is tested during this quantity of papers committed either to his remarkable clinical history and to the reminiscence of him as a very good researcher, instructor, organizer of technological know-how and individual. Professor Mostowski pioneered and mastered many components of mathematical common sense. His contributions spanned set concept, recursion thought, and version idea - the spine of the rules of arithmetic. the total specified bibliography of Mostowski's writings is incorporated. for a few years after WWII and particularly within the overdue sixties and until eventually his premature loss of life in 1975, Warsaw, the place he led the centre of foundational reviews, was once a spot the place many major logicians visited, studied, and began their profession. Their thoughts shape a tremendous a part of this quantity, trying to convey again the extreme achievements and character of Mostowski.

Anyone desirous to see the roots of present functions of common sense, be it in arithmetic, computing device technological know-how or philosophy, will locate during this number of articles lots of worthwhile, stimulating and encouraging fabric either in technological know-how and in regards to the social surroundings during which technology is made.

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After I came back it was just typing and correcting. With almost no teaching duties I certainly could focus on the dissertation. The year 1968 brought student revolts all over the place: in Berkeley, New York (Columbia), Paris, Amsterdam, and West Berlin. We had student revolts in Eastern Europe, too. Good things were happening in Prague. In Warsaw we had all sort of events. But there were ominous signs. Here was one: University or no university, I taught a special topic course on set theory (planned well in advance, and the plan was the most important thing at the time).

In May of 1975, as we were sitting at the Academy of Sciences cafeteria on the 24th floor of the Palace of Culture, Professor Mostowski told me quietly: “I stopped taking those pills”. I saw the ramifications immediately, for it was quite clear that it put him in danger of a stroke. ” I asked. “I cannot think when I take them”, he said. We were just writing our first paper together. Not that it was the first paper on which we collaborated; just that previously Mostowski refused to put his name on the papers to which he contributed.

What would the Masters say today? Acknowledgements Several individuals read this paper at various stages of its writing. Those include: Andrzej Ehrenfeucht, Rafi Finkel, Gra˙zyna Mirkowska-Salwicka, Tadeusz Mostowski, Andrzej Salwicki, Marian Srebrny, Mirek Truszczy´nski, my wife Elizabeth and daughter Natalia. They pointed to many errors and suggested corrections. Whatever factual errors remain – those are all mine. 30 Andrzej Mostowski and Foundational Studies A. W. Marek and M. ) IOS Press, 2008 © 2008 The authors and IOS Press.

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