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Learning Peano Arithmetic 
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Jan1914, 06:22 AM

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It seems that learning PA is necessary if you want to understand the relationship between logic and math.
Should I track down this book at the library, a chore which will take up an hour of my precious time The principles of arithmetic, presented by a new method" in Jean van Heijenoort, 1967. A Source Book in Mathematical Logic, 1879–1931. Harvard Univ. Press: 83–97. Or will this pdf I found on the internet serve the same purpose? http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/linguisti...arithmetic.pdf 


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#3
Jan1914, 07:27 AM

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I already took a look at it. I keep putting the cart before the horse. I have three books on intro to proof theory and three books on intro to set theory. I'm going to read those first before I give mathematical logic a second shot because my first shot at mathematical logic resulted in failure.



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