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Incompleteness : the proof and paradox of Kurt Gödel

Author: Rebecca Goldstein
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2005.
Series: Great discoveries.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"An introduction to the life and thought of Kurt Gödel, who transformed our conception of math forever"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Kurt Gödel; Kurt Gödel
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Goldstein
ISBN: 0393051692 9780393051698 0393327604 9780393327601
OCLC Number: 56657075
Description: 296 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: A Platonist among the positivists --
Hilbert and the formalists --
The proof of incompleteness --
Gödel's incompleteness.
Series Title: Great discoveries.
Responsibility: Rebecca Goldstein.
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Considered the 20th century's greatest mathematician, Kurt Godel is the subject of this lucid and accessible study, which explains the significance of his theorems and the remarkable vision behind  Read more...

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"Magnificent.... A stimulating exploration of both the power and the limitations of the human intellect.... Goldstein is an excellent choice for this installment of Norton's Great Discoveries series: Read more...

 
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