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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.show more

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
  • 82,015

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"Godel's torment and his genius. By the book's end, we understand well why Einstein would look forward to 'the privilege of walking home with Godel,' and we can't help but wish that we'd been able to join them." -- Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos "In this penetrating, accessible, and beautifully written book, Rebecca Goldstein explores not only the work of one of the greatest mathematicians but also the relation of the human mind to the world around it." -- Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dreamsshow 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, Massachusetts.show more

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