[FOM] Identity of isomorphic structures

Bas Spitters b.a.w.spitters at gmail.com
Sat Apr 12 03:51:10 EDT 2014

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You might enjoy this blog-post about the spirit in which the book was written:

On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 12:40 AM, Ian Grant <ian.a.n.grant at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Dear FOM
> This is a particular interest of mine, and I would like to comment,
> but I find that the article in question is available only to
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> Unfortunately I do not have $38.00 to spend on this. I live in
> Bolivia, and I do not have a credit card. The relevance of Bolivia is
> that here $40 will pay the rent for a student's accommodation for one
> month.
> This is but one instance of a more general problem. In Bolivia we have
> no access to JStor. So we cannot read Church's 1940 paper on the
> Simple Theory of Types, for example.  A more general question still
> is: what is the value of peer review if it results in restricted
> availability of the work?
> If anyone on this list is inclined to support our campaign to allow
> free access to historic papers on JStor, then please send me an email
> indicating your sympathy, and with any suggestions you may have for
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> else, and not to send more than one document summarising the results.
> Ian Grant
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