Hilary Putnam on Logic and Mathematics

  • Geoffrey Hellman
  • Roy T. Cook

Part of the Outstanding Contributions to Logic book series (OCTR, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Roy T. Cook, Geoffrey Hellman
    Pages 1-7
  3. Logic and the Philosophy of Logic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Roy T. Cook
      Pages 17-43
    3. Geoffrey Hellman, Roy T. Cook
      Pages 51-73
    4. Timothy McCarthy
      Pages 93-113
  4. Mathematics, Foundations, and Philosophy of Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. John P. Burgess
      Pages 129-143
    3. Martin Davis
      Pages 145-159
    4. Akihiro Kanamori
      Pages 235-247
    5. Øystein Linnebo
      Pages 249-267
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 269-274

About this book


This book explores the research of Professor Hilary Putnam, a Harvard professor as well as a leading philosopher, mathematician and computer scientist. It features the work of distinguished scholars in the field as well as a selection of young academics who have studied topics closely connected to Putnam’s work.

It includes 12 papers that analyze, develop, and constructively criticize this notable professor's research in mathematical logic, the philosophy of logic and the philosophy of mathematics. In addition, it features a short essay presenting reminiscences and anecdotes about Putnam from his friends and colleagues, and also includes an extensive bibliography of his work in mathematics and logic.

The book offers readers a comprehensive review of outstanding contributions in logic and mathematics as well as an engaging dialogue between prominent scholars and researchers. It provides those interested in mathematical logic, the philosophy of logic, and the philosophy of mathematics unique insights into the work of Hilary Putnam.


Diophantine Equations Mathematical Logic Quantum Logic Decidability Number Theory Modal Logic Model Theory Structuralism Foundations of Mathematics Hilary Putnam

Editors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey Hellman
    • 1
  • Roy T. Cook
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Minnesota Twin CitiesMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Minnesota Twin CitiesMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96273-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96274-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-2758
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-2766
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