Studies in Universal Logic

The Life and Work of Leon Henkin

Essays on His Contributions

Editors: Manzano, María, Sain, Ildikó, Alonso, Enrique (Eds.)

  • First volume of contributed papers devoted to the life and work of Leon Henkin
  • Reference work for researchers and students in philosophy, mathematics and computer science
  • Provides useful background for understanding the present conceptual framework where to research and teaching is developing
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This is a comprehensive book on the life and works of Leon Henkin (1921–2006), an extraordinary scientist and excellent teacher whose writings became influential right from the beginning of his career with his doctoral thesis on “The completeness of formal systems” under the direction of Alonzo Church. Upon the invitation of Alfred Tarski, Henkin joined the Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California Berkeley in 1953. He stayed with the group until his retirement in 1991. This edited volume includes both foundational material and a logic perspective. Algebraic logic, model theory, type theory, completeness theorems, philosophical and foundational studies are among the topics covered, as well as mathematical education. The work discusses Henkin’s intellectual development, his relation to his predecessors and contemporaries and his impact on the recent development of mathematical logic. It offers a valuable reference work for researchers and students in the fields of philosophy, mathematics and computer science.

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-09719-0
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Softcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-09718-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Life and Work of Leon Henkin
Book Subtitle
Essays on His Contributions
Editors
  • María Manzano
  • Ildikó Sain
  • Enrique Alonso
Series Title
Studies in Universal Logic
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09719-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09719-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-09718-3
Series ISSN
2297-0282
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 351
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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