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 more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 134.6 x 200.7 x 20.3mm | 249.48g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0393327604
  • 9780393327601
  • 121,113

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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."show more

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, more