[FOM] Russell and Skolem's paradox
urquhart at cs.toronto.edu
Sun Apr 4 12:14:48 EDT 2010
Vaughan Pratt asked:
> Goedel was 16 when Skolem pointed out his eponymous paradox in 1922. To
> what extent did Russell appreciate Skolem's paradox?
As far as I know, Russell never commented at all on Skolem's work, nor
do I think that he was even aware of it. The second edition of PM (1927)
contains a list of contributions to mathematical logic since the
publication of the first edition of PM. Neither Lowenheim nor Skolem
The authors listed are: Hilbert, Bernays, Behmann, Chwistek, Weyl,
Brouwer, Tarski, Bernstein, Konig, C.I. Lewis, Sheffer, Nicod,
Wittgenstein and Schonfinkel.
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