[FOM] Book announcement: Self-Reference

Thomas Bolander tb at imm.dtu.dk
Tue Jan 2 09:08:45 EST 2007

Below is an announcement of the new anthology Self-Reference, published 
by CSLI Publications. It contains a thourough introduction to 
self-reference in the first chapter followed by original contributions 
from Andrea Cantini, Melvin Fitting, Anil Gupta, Vann Mcgee, Donald 
Perlis, Graham Priest, Raymond Smullyan and Stephen Yablo. The paperback 
    edition costs $27.50.

Best regards,

   Thomas Bolander


Self-Reference, CSLI Publications, 2006.

Thomas Bolander, Vincent F. Hendricks and Stig Andur Pedersen, editors.

Here is an anthology of previously unpublished essays on self-reference 
from some of the most outstanding scholars in philosophy, mathematics, 
and computer science.

This volume is accessible to students and compelling for scholars as it 
reexamines the latest theories of self-reference, including those that 
attempt to explain and resolve the semantic and set-theoretic paradoxes.

A thorough introduction by the editors sets the stage for original 
contributions from Andrea Cantini, Melvin Fitting, Anil Gupta, Vann 
McGee, Don Perlis, Graham Priest, Raymond M. Smullyan, and Stephen Yablo.

* * *

For over 2000 years self-reference, in the form of the Liar's Paradox, 
was considered a philosophical oddity. In 1902, self-referential 
set-theoretic paradoxes triggered a foundational crisis in mathematics.
 Since then, self-reference has continued to play a key role in 
philosophical and mathematical logic as well as, more recently, in 
theoretical computer science. This thought-provoking volume contains a 
collection of cutting-edge articles on this important topic.
 – Moshe Y. Vardi

This is a book that every logician will want to read. The well-worn 
topics of self-reference and the paradoxes have been given new life in 
these papers by a distinguished group of logicians.
 – Elliot Mendelson

* * *

Thomas Bolander is Assistant Professor of Logic and Computer Science at 
the Technical University of Denmark. Vincent F. Hendricks is Professor 
of Epistemology, Logic, and Methodology at Roskilde University in 
Denmark. Stig Andur Pedersen is Professor of Philosophy and Science 
Studies at Roskilde University in Denmark.

ISBN (Paperback): 1575865165

ISBN (Cloth): 1575865157

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