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There's Something About Godel - A Complete Guide to the Incompleteness Theorem (Paperback)
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There's Something About Godel - A Complete Guide to the Incompleteness Theorem (Paperback)

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Paperback 254 Pages / Published: 06/11/2009
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Berto's highly readable and lucid guide introduces students and the interested reader to Godel's celebrated Incompleteness Theorem , and discusses some of the most famous - and infamous - claims arising from Godel's arguments. Offers a clear understanding of this difficult subject by presenting each of the key steps of the Theorem in separate chapters Discusses interpretations of the Theorem made by celebrated contemporary thinkers Sheds light on the wider extra-mathematical and philosophical implications of Godel's theories Written in an accessible, non-technical style

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9781405197670
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


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"This is a beautifully clear and accurate presentation of the material, with no technical demands beyond what is required for accuracy, and filled with interesting philosophical suggestions." (John Woods, University of British Columbia) "There's Something about Godel is a bargain: two books in one. The first half is a gentle but rigorous introduction to the incompleteness theorems for the mathematically uninitiated. The second is a survey of the philosophical, psychological, and sociological consequences people have attempted to derive from the theorems, some of them quite fantastical." (Philosophia Mathematica, 2011) "There is a story that in 1930 the great mathematician John von Neumann emerged from a seminar delivered by Kurt Godel saying: 'It's all over.' Godel had just proved the two theorems about the logical foundations of mathematics that are the subject of this valuable new book by Francesco Berto. Berto's clear exposition and his strategy of dividing the proof into short, easily digestible chunks make it pleasant reading ... .Berto is lucid and witty in exposing mistaken applications of Godel's results ... [and] has provided a thoroughly recommendable guide to Godel's theorems and their current status within, and outside, mathematical logic." ( Times Higher Education Supplement , February 2010)

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