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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:   Print 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 pages ; 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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