School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary and Westfield College

**Logic**
**I**NTRODUCTION TO **M**ODEL **T**HEORY
**Introductory course**
**Second week**
w.hodges@qmw.ac.uk
**Course description**
Model theory studies the connections between the truth of a sentence
and its interpretation. Many people reckon that model theory is
the appropriate setting in which to define fundamental logical
notions such as truth, meaning and entailment, and perhaps other
notions such as information or compositionality. If this is how
you want to use model theory, you should find that the course
helps you to do it properly and protects you from attempting the
impossible. Some of the mathematical results of model theory will
be discussed, but the course is about the concepts as much as
the mathematics.
**Prerequisites**
None
**Literature**
No specific recommendation