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Godels Proof by Ernest Nagel
Book Description'Nagel and Newman accomplish the wondrous task of clarifying the argumentative outline of Kurt Godel's celebrated logic bomb.' - The Guardian In 1931 the mathematical logician Kurt Godel published a revolutionary paper that challenged certain basic assumptions underpinning mathematics and logic. A colleague of physicist Albert Einstein, his theorem proved that mathematics was partly based on propositions not provable within the mathematical system. The importance of Godel's Proof rests upon its radical implications and has echoed throughout many fields, from maths to science to philosophy, computer design, artificial intelligence, even religion and psychology. While others such as Douglas Hofstadter and Roger Penrose have published bestsellers based on Godel's theorem, this is the first book to present a readable explanation to both scholars and non-specialists alike. A gripping combination of science and accessibility, Godel's Proof by Nagel and Newman is for both mathematicians and the idly curious, offering those with a taste for logic and philosophy the chance to satisfy their intellectual curiosity. Kurt Godel (1906 - 1978) Born in Brunn, he was a colleague of physicist Albert Einstein and professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415355285
(198mm x 129mm x 6mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ernest Nagel
Introduction to Logic, Paperback (June 1993)
Illustrates the role of logic in various areas of humanistic and scientific thought.
Structure of Science, Hardback (January 1979)» View all books by Ernest Nagel
"Structure of Science: Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation - 2nd Edition".
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