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By A. Ehrenfeucht, V.W. Marek, M. Srebrny

Andrzej Mostowski used to be one of many best twentieth century logicians. His legacy is tested during this quantity of papers dedicated either to his impressive medical historical past and to the reminiscence of him as an excellent researcher, instructor, organizer of technological know-how and individual. Professor Mostowski pioneered and mastered many components of mathematical good judgment. His contributions spanned set idea, recursion concept, and version concept - the spine of the rules of arithmetic. the entire specified bibliography of Mostowski's writings is incorporated. for a few years after WWII and particularly within the past due sixties and until eventually his premature dying in 1975, Warsaw, the place he led the centre of foundational experiences, was once a spot the place many major logicians visited, studied, and commenced their profession. Their stories shape an immense a part of this quantity, trying to convey again the intense achievements and character of Mostowski.

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Instead I received a one-year paid leave so I could work at the Mathematical Institute of the Academy. I believe that Professor Mostowski wanted to save me from the political troubles that were coming. And it worked. The winter was getting even hotter than the summer. I recall Professor Mostowski telling me that I needed to finish my dissertation promptly. W. Marek / Mathematical Logic in Warsaw in the 60’s and 70’s, or the Interaction of Logic and Life 21 told me, in his typical fashion: “I gave to our colleague B.

Marek / Mathematical Logic in Warsaw in the 60’s and 70’s, or the Interaction of Logic and Life fire brigade (and an official investigation), Professor Mostowski called the entire department personnel to his office. He had us standing, and, pacing in front of us, told us the following: “What an utmost stupidity! Playing cards instead of proving theorems! This is horrible. And this alcohol (some of us had this problem). This is totally unacceptable! And this spelunking, Don’t you know how many mathematicians perished in the mountains?

Wole´nski / Mathematical Logic in Warsaw: 1918–1939 31 well as books by Polish authors. In fact, Warsaw became perhaps the most important publishing centre in science in Poland, at that time divided into three parts, occupied by Russia, Germany (Prussia until 1871) and Austro-Hungary (Austria until 1867). , Warsaw 1902) a special chapter devoted to logic (written by Mahrburg). Biega´nski, sometimes called the Polish Claude Bernard, was a doctor of medicine by profession (he worked for a hospital in Cz˛estochowa, a provincial city) but a philosopher (one of the most distinguished philosophers of medicine of his time) and logician by passion.

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