A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Gödel and Einstein

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2007 - Time - 210 pages
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Albert Einstein, whose Theory of Relativity had made him the most famous scientist in the world, remarked towards the end of his career that he only went in to his office at Princeton 'just to have the privilege of walking home with Kurt Godel'. He and Godel had both fled Europe and the clutches of Nazism and had found rare solace in each other's company in foreign exile. They argued as equals and reinspired their respective interests in pure mathematics and physics. Godel's 'Incompleteness Theorem' had been described at Harvard as the 'most significant mathematical result of the century'. He was one of the few people to understand the philosophical implications of Einstein's theories of the universe - and would later hotiour Einstein's seventieth birthday by addressing his theories directly, proving time to be an ideal. This extraordinary friendship is one of the most remarkable of the twentieth century, all the more so for remaining so unremarked.

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Review: A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Gödel And Einstein

User Review  - Christopher - Goodreads

The title is suggestive of pop-science, but it's misleading: the book is a mathematical-philosophy-heavy Gödel hagiography. It's not really about Einstein, either, except to the extent that he served ... Read full review

Review: A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Gödel And Einstein

User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

when Kurt Godel died, he weighed 65 pounds. quite possibly the greatest genius ever had become super-crazy and basically starved himself to death due to extreme hypochondria and paranoia. the personal ... Read full review

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Palle Yourgrau is the author of The Disappearance of Time: Kurt Godel and the Idealistic Tradition in Philosophy and editor of Demonstratives. He is currently a Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis University.

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