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

Andrzej Mostowski used to be one of many prime twentieth century logicians. His legacy is tested during this quantity of papers committed either to his impressive medical background and to the reminiscence of him as an exceptional researcher, instructor, organizer of technology and individual. Professor Mostowski pioneered and mastered many parts of mathematical good judgment. His contributions spanned set conception, recursion idea, and version concept - the spine of the principles of arithmetic. the total designated bibliography of Mostowski's writings is integrated. for a few years after WWII and particularly within the overdue sixties and until eventually his premature demise in 1975, Warsaw, the place he led the centre of foundational reports, used to be a spot the place many best logicians visited, studied, and began their occupation. Their stories shape a massive a part of this quantity, trying to carry again the extreme achievements and character of Mostowski.

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Ukasiewicz returned to the university in 1920 and was appointed Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. In fact, his position was in mathematical logic. It is a remarkable fact that two philosophers occupied Chairs in the community of mathematicians. The journal which was proposed by Janiszewski in his programmatic paper and which materialized as the Fundamenta Mathematica, was devoted to the areas of mathematical studies selected by his program as leading.

There is no control sample, so we will never know if it was good or bad for me. In the fall my application for leave had been turned down. 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.

Although it is difficult to evaluate the real influence of these publications, they certainly contributed to increasing of interest in the abstract approach to mathematics in Poland. Zygmunt Janiszewski (1888–1920) delivered lectures in classes organized by The Society of Scientific Courses. He also organized private scientific meetings in his apartment, among other, devoted to logic, in which Kotarbi´nski and Le´sniewski participated (both studied in Lvov, but lived in Warsaw). Janiszewski wrote two papers on logic and the philosophy of mathematics for the 2nd edition of the Guide for Autodidacts (see [5,6]).

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