William W. Tait
Title: Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy and CHSS,
University of Chicago
Home Address: 5522 S. Everett Ave., Chicago, IL 60637, (773)
241-7288, williamtait@mac.com
Books:
- Early Analytic Philosophy: Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein (in
honor of Leonard Linsky) (Editor). Lasalle: Open Court (1996)
- The Provenance of Pure Reason: Essays in the Philosophy of
Mathematics and Its History. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2005)
Recent Papers (PDF format)
- Philosophy/ History
- Frege versus Cantor and Dedekind: on
the concept of number. Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein:
Essays in Early Analytic Philosophy (in honor of Leonard Linsky)
(ed. W.W. Tait). Lasalle: Open Court Press (1996): 213-248. Reprinted in
Frege: Importance and Legacy (ed. M. Schirn). Berlin: Walter
de Gruyter (1996): 70-113. (43 pages)
- Cantor's Grundlagen and the paradoxes of set
theory. Between Logic and Intuition: Essays in Honor of
Charles Parsons (ed. G. Sher and R. Tieszen). Cambridge: CUP
(2000): 269-290. (27 pages)
- Beyond the axioms: the question of objectivity
in mathematics. Philosophia Mathematica 9 (2001):
21-36 (19 pages)
- Noesis: Plato
on exact science. Reading Natural Philosophy: Essays in
the History and Philosophy of Science and Mathematics to
Honor Howard Stein on His 70th Birthday (ed. David
Malament). Chicago and La Salle: Open Court (2002). (22 pages)
- Remarks on finitism. Reflections on
the Foundations of Mathematics: Essays in honor of Solomon
Feferman (ed. Wilfried Sieg and Richard Sommer and Carolyn
Talcott). Urbana: Association for Symbolic Logic, Lecture Notes in
Logic, Volume 15 (2002): 407-16. (11 pages)
- Gödel's unpublished papers on foundations
of mathematics. Philosophia Mathematica 9 (2001):
87-126 (48 pages)
- The
myth of the mind. Topoi 21, Nos. 1-2 (2002):65-74. (20
pages)
- Gödel's correspondence on proof theory and
constructive mathematics. Philosophia Mathematica 14, No. 1 (2006):
76-111. (41 pages)
- Gödel's interpretation of intuitionism.
Philosophia Mathematica 14, No. 2 (2006):
208-228. (41 pages)
- The Five Questions . Philosophy of Mathematics:
Five Questions (ed. V.F. Hendricks and H Leitgeb). Automatic Press/VIP (2008): 249-263
(8 pages)
- Gödel on Intuition and on Hilbert's Finitism
. Kurt Gödel: Essays for His Centenial (ed. Solomon Feferman and Charles
Parsons and Stephen Simpson). Cambridge
: Association for Symbolic Logic, Lecture Notes in
Logic, Volume 33 (2010): 88-108.
(26 pages)
- Primitive recursive arithmetic
and its role in the foundations of arithmetic:
historical and philosophical reflections:
In honor of Per Martin-Löf on the occasion of his retirement
. Epistemology Versus Ontology: Essays in the Philosophy of Mathematics in Honor of Per Martin-Löf
(ed. P. Dybjer, S. Lindström, E. Palmgren and G. Sundholm). Springer (2012): 161-180.
(261 pages)
- In defense of the Ideal
. To appear in the proceedings of the Exploring the Fronteers of Incompleteness workshop.
(31 pages).
- Logic
Syllabi and Lecture Notes (PDF format)