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List of Famous Logicians

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List of famous logicians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top logicians in the world? This includes the most prominent logicians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable logicians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic logicians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned logicians.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Bertrand Russell and Alan Turing.

From reputable, prominent, and well known logicians to the lesser known logicians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the logician field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous logicians ever?" and "What are the names of famous logicians?" then you're in the right place. 
  • Alan Mathison Turing (; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general-purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Despite these accomplishments, he was not fully recognised in his home country during his lifetime, due to his homosexuality, and because much of his work was covered by the Official... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, (; 18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, essayist, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. At various points in his life, Russell considered himself a liberal, a socialist and a pacifist, although he also confessed that his sceptical nature had led him to feel that he had "never been any of these things, in any profound sense." Russell was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom.In the early 20th century, Russell led the British "revolt against idealism". He is considered one of the founders of analytic... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lewis Carroll
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    Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (; 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer of world-famous children's fiction, notably Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. He was noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy. The poems Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark are classified in the genre of literary nonsense. He was also a mathematician, photographer, and Anglican deacon. Carroll came from a family of high-church Anglicans, and developed a long relationship with Christ Church, Oxford, where he lived for most of his life as a scholar and teacher. Alice Liddell, daughter of the Dean of... more on Wikipedia
  • Kurt Gödel

    Kurt Friedrich Gödel (; German: [ˈkʊɐ̯t ˈɡøːdl̩] (listen); April 28, 1906 – January 14, 1978) was an Austro-Hungarian-born Austrian, and later American, logician, mathematician, and philosopher. Considered along with Aristotle and Gottlob Frege to be one of the most significant logicians in history, Gödel had an immense effect upon scientific and philosophical thinking in the 20th century, a time when others such as Bertrand Russell, Alfred North Whitehead, and David Hilbert were analyzing the use of logic and set theory to understand the foundations of mathematics pioneered by Georg Cantor. Gödel published his two incompleteness theorems in 1931 when he was 25 years old, one year after... more on Wikipedia