Kurt Godel: Collected Works: Volume V: Correspondence, H-Z

Kurt Godel: Collected Works: Volume V: Correspondence, H-Z

Hardback Mathematics Language: English / German

By (author) Kurt Gödel, Edited by Solomon Feferman, Edited by Jr. John W. Dawson, Edited by Warren Goldfarb, Edited by Charles Parsons, Edited by Wilfred Sieg

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  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • Format: Hardback | 690 pages
  • Language: English / German
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 44mm | 1,120g
  • Publication date: 5 June 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198500750
  • ISBN 13: 9780198500759
  • Illustrations note: 2 line, 13 half tone
  • Sales rank: 1,582,644

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Kurt Godel (1906 - 1978) was the most outstanding logician of the twentieth century, famous for his hallmark works on the completeness of logic, the incompleteness of number theory, and the consistency of the axiom of choice and the continuum hypothesis. He is also noted for his work on constructivity, the decision problem, and the foundations of computability theory, as well as for the strong individuality of his writings on the philosophy of mathematics. He is less well known for his discovery of unusual cosmological models for Einstein's equations, in theory permitting time travel into the past. The Collected Works is a landmark resource that draws together a lifetime of creative thought and accomplishment. The first two volumes were devoted to Godel's publications in full (both in original and translation), and the third volume featured a wide selection of unpublished articles and lecture texts found in Godel's Nachlass. These long-awaited final two volumes contain Godel's correspondence of logical, philosophical, and scientific interest. Volume IV covers A to G, with H to Z in volume V; in addition, Volume V contains a full inventory of Godel's Nachlass. All volumes include introductory notes that provide extensive explanatory and historical commentary on each body of work, English translations of material originally written in German (some transcribed from the Gabelsberger shorthand), and a complete bibliography of all works cited. Kurt Godel: Collected Works is designed to be useful and accessible to as wide an audience as possible without sacrificing scientific or historical accuracy. The only comprehensive edition of Godel's work available, it will be an essential part of the working library of professionals and students in logic, mathematics, philosophy, history of science, and computer science and all others who wish to be acquainted with one of the great minds of the twentieth century.

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The publication of five volumes of Godel's Collected Works is doubtlessly a marvellous achievement. Zentralblatt MATH The editors did an excellent job! ... The five volumes of Godel's Collected Works, being the best way of honouring Godel, will certainly serve all researchers interested in the field of mathematical logic and the foundations of mathematics as well as the philosophy of mathematics and history of logic. Zentralblatt MATH