Incompleteness : The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel

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Probing the life and work of Kurt Godel, Incompleteness indelibly portrays the tortured genius whose vision rocked the stability of mathematical reasoning- and brought him to the edge of madness.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 134.6 x 200.7 x 20.3mm | 249.48g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0393327604
  • 9780393327601
  • 124,267

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"Magnificent.... A stimulating exploration of both the power and the limitations of the human intellect.... Goldstein is an excellent choice for this installment of Norton's Great Discoveries series: Her philosophical background makes her a sure guide to the underlying ideas, and she brings a novelistic depth of character and atmosphere ... to her sympathetic depiction of the logician's tortured psyche, as his relentless search for logical patterns ... gradually darkened into paranoia."

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About Rebecca Goldstein

Rebecca Goldstein is a MacArthur Fellow, a professor of philosophy, and the author of five novels and a collection of short stories. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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