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Wilfred Hodges

Wilfrid Augustine Hodges, FBA (born May 27, 1941) is a British mathematician, known for his work in model theory. He was Professor of Mathematics at Queen Mary, University of London from 1987 to 2006, and is the author of numerous books on logic.

He attended New College, Oxford (1959–65), where he received degrees in both Literae Humaniores and (Christianic) Theology. In 1970 he was awarded a doctorate for a thesis in Logic. He lectured in both Philosophy and Mathematics at Bedford College, University of London. He has held visiting appointments in the department of philosophy at the University of California and in the department of mathematics at University of Colorado.

He was President of the British Logic Colloquium, of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information and of the Division of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science.

In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

Wilfrid Hodges' books are written in an informal style. The "Notes on Notation" in his book "Model theory" end with the following characteristic sentence:

'I' means I, 'we' means we.

When this 780-page book appeared in 1993, it quickly became one of the standard textbooks on model theory. Due to its success an abbreviated version (but with a new chapter on stability theory) was published as a paperback.

Books by Wilfrid Hodges

Only first editions are listed.

External links

  • Home page of Wilfrid Hodges
  • Mathematics Genealogy Project

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