An autobiography of Polyadic Algebras

@article{Halmos2000AnAO,
  title={An autobiography of Polyadic Algebras},
  author={Paul R. Halmos},
  journal={Log. J. IGPL},
  year={2000},
  volume={8},
  pages={383-392}
}
  • Paul R. Halmos
  • Published in Log. J. IGPL 2000
  • Computer Science, Philosophy
  • In the 1950’s I set out to revolutionize logic. I didn’t succeed (not yet!), but it wasn’t for want of trying. Logic has always fascinated me. In the common-sense sense of the word logic was easy; I had no inclination to commit the obvious errors of reasoning, and long chains of deductions were not intimidating. When I was told about syllogisms, I said “sure, obviously”, and didn’t feel that I learned anything. The first genuine stir in my heart toward logic came from Russell’s popular books… CONTINUE READING

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