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Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel

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    Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel

    Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company
    2005
    English
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    296 pages

    ISBN: 0393051692
    ISBN-13: 9780393051698

    KURT GODEL IS CONSIDERED the twentieth century's greatest mathematician. His monumental theorem of incompleteness overturned the prevailing conviction that the only true statements in math were those that could be proved. Inspired by Plato's philosophy of a higher reality, Godel demonstrated conclusively that there are in every formal system undeniably true statements that nevertheless cannot be proved. The result was an upheaval in mathematics. From the famous Vienna Circle and sparring with Wittgenstein to Princeton's ... Show more

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