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Godel's Theorem in Focus : Philosophers in Focus - S. G. Shanker

Godel's Theorem in Focus

Philosophers in Focus

By: S. G. Shanker (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd February 1990
ISBN: 9780415045759
Number Of Pages: 272

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Beginning with a short biography of Kurt Godel, "Godel's Theorem in Focus" provides the reader with a clear guide to the mechanics of Godel's proof in a format intelligible to the non-mathematician. The book moves on to explanations of the mechanics of Godel's proof and its significance for mathematical logic and the philosophy of mathematics. In the final section, S. G. Shanker presents a major new critique of Godel's theorem.

Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Kurt Gödel in Sharper Focusp. 1
On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems Ip. 17
The Work of Kurt Gödelp. 48
The Reception of Gödel's Incompleteness Theoremsp. 74
Kurt Gödel: Conviction and Cautionp. 96
Notesp. 112
On the Philosophical Significance of Consistency Proofsp. 115
On Interpreting Gödel's Second Theoremp. 131
Wittgenstein's Remarks on the Significance of Gödel's Theoremp. 155
Notes and Referencesp. 242
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780415045759
ISBN-10: 0415045754
Series: Philosophers in Focus
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 22nd February 1990
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1