The lives of mathematical prodigies who passed away very early after groundbreaking work invoke a fascination for later generations: The early death of Niels Henrik Abel (1802–1829) from ill health… Expand

A survey is provided of the Soviet-Russian logician and historian Sof'ja A. Janovskaya (1896–1966). She wrote survey articles on logic, and also historical and philosophical essays on logic and on… Expand

We explore the technical details and historical evolution of Charles Peirce's articulation of a truth table in 1893, against the background of his investigation into the truth-functional analysis of… Expand

Warren Goldfarb (1971, p. 17) wrote that “Herbrand’s work had an immediate impact on the Hilbert school,” and quotes Paul Bernays (Hilbert and Bernays, 1934, 1939, vol. 1, “Foreword”) to the effect… Expand

The historiography of logic conceives of a Fregean revolution in which modern mathematical logic (also called symbolic logic) has replaced Aristotelian logic. The preeminent expositors of this… Expand

There are competing claims as to whether or not Bertrand Russell countenanced, or even contributed to, issues of modality and to modal logic, and to other types of nonclassical logics.Expand