Godel's Proof

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Philosophy - 128 pages
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The first book to present a readable explanation of Godel's theorem to both scholars and non-specialists, this is a gripping combination of science and accessibility, offering those with a taste for logic and philosophy the chance to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.
 

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User Review  - palaverofbirds - LibraryThing

For a book that was supposed to simplify Godel's Proof it was exceptionally complex. No real thesis either; basically, the first 75% of the book is just setting up preliminaries and doesn't even deal ... Read full review

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User Review  - encephalical - LibraryThing

Left me wondering about more foundational items that were mentioned in passing such as 'primitive recursive truths' and the 'Correspondence Lemma'. The exposition seemed rushed at the end. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
The Problem of Consistency
Gödels Proofs
A Gödel numbering B The arithmetizationof meta
Concluding Reflections
Notes
Brief Bibliography
Copyright

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Ernest Nagel was John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.

James R. Newman was the author of "What is Science".

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