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Incompleteness The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel

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ISBN-10: 0393327604

ISBN-13: 9780393327601

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rebecca Goldstein

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"A gem.An unforgettable account of one of the great moments in the history of human thought."Steven Pinker A masterly introduction to the life and thought of the man who transformed our conception of math forever. Kurt Gödel is considered the greatest logician since Aristotle. His monumental theorem of incompleteness demonstrated that in every formal system of arithmetic there are true statements that nevertheless cannot be proved. The result was an upheaval that spread far beyond mathematics, challenging conceptions of the nature of the mind. Rebecca Goldstein, a MacArthur-winning novelist and philosopher, explains the philosophical vision that inspired Gödel's mathematics, and reveals…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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Hilbert and the Formalists
The Proof of Incompleteness
Godel's Incompleteness
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