Book ID: CBB427455296

Interpreting Godel: Critical Essays (2014)


Kennedy, Juliette (Editor)

Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2014
Physical Details: 293 pages
Language: English

The logician Kurt Gödel (1906-1978) published a paper in 1931 formulating what have come to be known as his 'incompleteness theorems', which prove, among other things, that within any formal system with resources sufficient to code arithmetic, questions exist which are neither provable nor disprovable on the basis of the axioms which define the system. These are among the most celebrated results in logic today. In this volume, leading philosophers and mathematicians assess important aspects of Gödel's work on the foundations and philosophy of mathematics. Their essays explore almost every aspect of Godel's intellectual legacy including his concepts of intuition and analyticity, the Completeness Theorem, the set-theoretic multiverse, and the state of mathematical logic today. This groundbreaking volume will be invaluable to students, historians, logicians and philosophers of mathematics who wish to understand the current thinking on these issues.

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Authors & Contributors
Heijenoort, Jean van
Gödel, Kurt
Dawson, John W., Jr.
Feferman, Solomon
Tieszen, Richard L.
Solovay, Robert M.
History and Philosophy of Logic
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Perspectives on Science
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Oxford University Press
W. W. Norton & Co.
Princeton University Press
Harvard University Press
Gangemi Editore
Philosophy of mathematics
Incompleteness theorems
Philosophy of science
Gödel, Kurt
Hilbert, David
Cantor, Georg Ferdinand Ludwig
Russell, Bertrand Arthur William
Frege, Gottlob
Von Neumann, John
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
Middle and Near East

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