Each item in the volume carries an introduction written by a leading expert, and there are detailed textual notes at the end of the book. The editorial standards are extremely high throughout * London Mathematical Society 1997 * The book, ... will certainly enlarge our appreciation of Godel's scientific and philosophical thought as well as our understanding of his motivations. * Mathematical Reviews, Issue 96f. * 'These volumes contain, as well as the doctoral dissertation and a hitherto unpublished revision of a translation of the Dialectica paper, all of Godel's work printed in his lifetime. The volumes are meticulously edited and are a pleasure to consult. Original page numbers are clearly shown; papers written in German are printed with facing translations.'
R.O. Gandy, Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 24 (1992) From reviews of Volume I:
` Anyone interested in the life and work of Kurt Godel, h n the history of mathematical logic in this century, is indebted to all of the contributors to this volume for the care with which they have presented Godel's work. They have succeeded in using their own expertise to elucidate both the nature and the significance of what Godel and, in turn, mathematical logic have accomplished.' Isis
` From the example of this first volume, the edition promises to be a model of its kind; virtually nothing could be bettered.' Mind All these essays and lectures are most carefully written and remarkably rich. They all give considerable insight into Godel's own achievements in Logic, Set Theory and Physics and also into his philosophical views ... We  hope very strongly that volume 3 is not the last volume and that other volumes (comprising his letters and notes?) will appear soon. * Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook (1997) 5: Game Theory, Experience, Rationality * It is a fascinating and enduringly important collection, superbly well-edited, each paper being prefaced with an excellent intoduction providing background information, summaries of the arguments and, where necessary, criticisms of the views expressed.
The editors are to be wholeheartedly congratulated on bringing to the public work which deserves careful study and which ought to do something to revitalise the philosophy of mathematics by presenting a point of view that, unusually, combines intellectual rigour with a willingness to make bold and metaphysical claims. Times Higher Education Supplement, 15 March 1996show more