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   The story of proof: logic and the history of mathematics
Stillwell J., PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Princeton, NJ, 2022. 456 pp.  Type: Book (0691234361)

The present book is aimed at a general mathematical audience. My third Stillwell book, it follows Elements of mathematics and Reverse mathematics [1,2] and maintains these predecessors’ high standards in content, sequence, and ...
Jan 18 2023  
  Reverse mathematics: proofs from the inside out
Stillwell J., PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Princeton, NJ, 2018. 200 pp.  Type: Book

Reverse mathematics “seeks the axioms needed to prove given theorems.” The work of Emil Post and Kurt Gödel, in the 1920s and 1930s, permanently dashed the hope that axiom systems could formally generate al...
Nov 23 2020  
  Elements of mathematics: from Euclid to Gödel
Stillwell J., Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2016. 440 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-691171-68-5)

Stillwell, the author of this exceptional work, states: “This book grew from an article I wrote in 2008 for the centenary of Felix Klein’s Elementary mathematics from an advanced standpoint” [1], an...
Feb 28 2017  

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