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    Godel's Proof (Hardback) By (author) Ernest Nagel, By (author) James R. Newman, Foreword by Douglas R. Hofstadter

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    DescriptionIn 1931 Kurt Godel published his fundamental paper, "On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems". This revolutionary paper challenged certain basic assumptions underlying much research in mathematics and logic. Godel received public recognition of his work in 1951 when he was awarded the first Albert Einstein Award for achievement in the natural sciences - perhaps the highest award of its kind in the United States. The award committee described his work in mathematical logic as "one of the greatest contributions to the sciences in recent times". However, few mathematicians of the time were equipped to understand the young scholar's complex proof. Ernest Nagel and James Newman provide a readable and accessible explanation to both scholars and non-specialists of the main ideas and broad implications of Godel's discovery. It offers every educated person with a taste for logic and philosophy the chance to understand a previously difficult and inaccessible subject. Marking the 50th anniversary of the original publication of Godel's Proof, New York University Press is proud to publish this special anniversary edition of one of its bestselling and most frequently translated books. With a new introduction by Douglas R. Hofstadter, this book will appeal students, scholars, and professionals in the fields of mathematics, computer science, logic and philosophy, and science.


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    Title
    Godel's Proof
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ernest Nagel, By (author) James R. Newman, Foreword by Douglas R. Hofstadter
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 125
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780814758168
    ISBN 10: 0814758169
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: MAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PBCD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    Libri: I-MA
    DC22: 511.3
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16220
    DC21: 511.3
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: MAT015000, MAT018000
    B&T Approval Code: A10603000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QA9.65 .N34 2001
    Thema V1.0: PBX, PBB, PBCD
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    b&w line drawings throughout
    Publisher
    New York University Press
    Imprint name
    New York University Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A little masterpiece of exegesis. Nature An excellent non-technical account of the substance of Gdels celebrated paper. Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society