[FOM] Teach Yourself Logic -- Updated version of the Study Guide

Peter Smith ps218 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Sep 3 10:35:07 EDT 2014

This is likely to be mainly of interest to (beginning?) grad students -- 
but please do pass on the word.

In good time for the new academic year/new term/new semester (depending 
how things are chunked up in your neck of the woods) there is a shiny 
new version of Teach Yourself Logic: a Study Guide, downloadable from


(which always links to the latest version).

If you/your students don't know about this, it is a long (now 95pp.) 
heavily annotated reading guide -- a PDF designed for onscreen reading 
--  giving detailed advice about what to read, in what order, to get 
from "baby logic", through the elements of the basic "mathematical 
logic" curriculum, on to more advanced stuff. A previous version was 
downloaded almost 3K times in four months: so although TYL (with its 
Appendix and other associated webpages) is still work in progress, it 
seems to be proving helpful, which is why I keep plugging away updating 
and hopefully improving it.

So (i) do please spread the word to those who might find it useful, and 
(ii) do feel free to send comments and suggestions for improvement. 
Thanks, indeed, to FOMers for their previous input!

Peter S.

Dr Peter Smith, University of Cambridge

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