Book ID: CBB086928957

Gespräche, Vorträge, Séancen: Kurt Gödels Wiener Protokolle 1937/38: Transkriptionen und Kommentare (2021)


This book provides detailed transcriptions of two notebooks written by Kurt Gödel in Vienna in 1937/38 in the nearly forgotten Gabelsberger shorthand system. The first of these notebooks, simply entitled as the Protokoll-book, contains notes on conversations Gödel had with people like Rudolf Carnap, Rose Rand, Friedrich Waismann, Else Frenkel-Brunswik, and many others who were—at least to some degree—connected to the Vienna Circle. It also covers detailed descriptions of the regular meetings organized by Edgar Zilsel. The second notebook includes notes on a series of lectures given at the Vienna Psychological Institute, which was led by Karl Bühler at the time. Both notebooks are part of Gödel’s huge Nachlass kept at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, which consists of literally thousands of stenographic pages covering logic and the foundations of mathematics, philosophy, physics, and theology. The now transcribed and commented notes reveal a very personal side of Gödel which has—to a large extent—been unknown to a mainly scientific-oriented audience. The book is of interest to people wanting to learn about Gödel’s personal background in Vienna in the late 1930s as well as his keen interest in philosophy, psychology, and parapsychology.

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Authors & Contributors
Uebel, Thomas E.
Stadler, Friedrich K.
Haller, Rudolf
Rédei, Miklós
Stöltzner, Michael
Goschler, Constantin
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Science in Context
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science
Verlag Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky
Kluwer Academic
Franz Steiner Verlag
University of Minnesota Press
Cambridge University Press
Parerga Verlag
History of philosophy of science
Scientific communities; interprofessional relations
Carnap, Rudolf
Neurath, Otto
Gödel, Kurt
Zilsel, Edgar
Schlick, Moritz
Quine, Willard Van Orman
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century
19th century
Vienna (Austria)
Berlin (Germany)
Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
United States
Vienna Circle
Berliner Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche Philosophie
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Harvard University
Berlin Group (Philosophy)

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