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Gödel Without (Too Many) Tears published!

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Short version: GWT is available on Amazon, print on demand, ASIN identifier B08L5MQLRQ.  Long version: Gödel Without (Too Many) Tears is based on  notes for the lectures I used to give to undergraduate philosophers taking the Mathematical Logic paper in Cambridge. Earlier versions have been here online and much downloaded for a decade (and I know have been used for lecture courses elsewhere). I have now considerably tidied-up the notes into a book format — and thanks to all those who have helped along with way with suggestions and corrections. You can think of the result as a much cut-down version of IGT2, just over a third of the length, but still aiming to explain some of the key technical facts about the incompleteness theorems. And the book is now available as a very inexpensive print-on-demand book from Amazon: US link; UK link. The book will become freely available as a PDF download in 2021. But if you want to get a free copy right now, then here is how. Email (a version of) the following note to the relevant university librarian, copying me in: Please order the following two books for the library: Peter Smith, An Introduction to Formal Logic (2nd edition, originally published by Cambridge University Press 2020; now available as an inexpensive Amazon print-on-demand book; ISBN 979-8675803941; ASIN B08GB4BDPG.) Peter Smith, Gödel Without (Too Many) Tears (Logic Matters 2020; available as an inexpensive Amazon print-on-demand book; ISBN 979-8677892196; ASIN B08L5MQLRQ.) I’ll reply to your email with a PDF of GWT. As you’ll see from the prices, the royalties coming my way will be trivial; what I do really care about is making sure that the two books are indeed in libraries (especially for those students who, for one reason or another, much prefer to work from printed texts). And so I hope this bribe of the PDF will encourage people to ask for library copies! The post Gödel Without (Too Many) Tears published! appeared first on Logic Matters.

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