Introduction to Mathematical Logic

  • Hans Hermes

Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Hans Hermes
    Pages 1-44
  3. Hans Hermes
    Pages 45-71
  4. Hans Hermes
    Pages 72-85
  5. Hans Hermes
    Pages 86-121
  6. Hans Hermes
    Pages 122-143
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    Pages 144-165
  8. Hans Hermes
    Pages 166-188
  9. Hans Hermes
    Pages 209-228
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 229-244

About this book


This book grew out of lectures. It is intended as an introduction to classical two-valued predicate logic. The restriction to classical logic is not meant to imply that this logic is intrinsically better than other, non-classical logics; however, classical logic is a good introduction to logic because of its simplicity, and a good basis for applications because it is the foundation of classical mathematics, and thus of the exact sciences which are based on it. The book is meant primarily for mathematics students who are already acquainted with some of the fundamental concepts of mathematics, such as that of a group. It should help the reader to see for himself the advantages of a formalisation. The step from the everyday language to a formalised language, which usually creates difficulties, is dis­ cussed and practised thoroughly. The analysis of the way in which basic mathematical structures are approached in mathematics leads in a natural way to the semantic notion of consequence. One of the substantial achievements of modern logic has been to show that the notion of consequence can be replaced by a provably equivalent notion of derivability which is defined by means of a calculus. Today we know of many calculi which have this property.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Hans Hermes
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematisches Institut, Abteilung für mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der MathematikAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität78 Freiburg i. Br.Deutschland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-05819-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-87132-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-5939
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-6675
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