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A logical journey : from Gödel to philosophy

Author: Hao Wang. ; Hao Wang
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1996.
Series: Representation and mind.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hao Wang (1921-1995) was one of the few confidants of the great mathematician and logician Kurt Godel. A Logical Journey is a continuation of Wang's Reflections on Kurt Godel and also elaborates on discussions contained in From Mathematics to Philosophy. A decade in preparation, it contains important and unfamiliar insights into Godel's views on a wide range of issues, from Platonism and the nature of logic, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Kurt Gödel; Kurt Gödel; Kurt Gödel
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hao Wang. ; Hao Wang
ISBN: 0262231891 9780262231893
OCLC Number: 35243454
Description: xiv, 391 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Godel's Life --
Godel's Mental Development --
Religion and Philosophy as Guides to Action --
The Conversations and Their Background --
Philosophies and Philosophers --
Minds and Machines: On Computabilism --
Platonism or Objectivism in Mathematics --
Set Theory and Logic as Concept Theory --
Godel's Approach to Philosophy --
Epilogue: Alternative Philosophies as Complementary --
Preferences --
Index.
Series Title: Representation and mind.
Responsibility: Hao Wang.

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Hao Wang, (1921-1995), was a confidant of the mathematician and logician Kurt Godel. In this text he presents a range of insights into Godel's views, from Platonism and the nature of logic, to minds  Read more...

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