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Godel's Proof

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2002

    Great Book !!!

    Great introductory book on Godel´s incompletness theorem. Starts with a clear explanation about how simple axioms become theorems and some of the problems associated with consitency. Next it will guide you through the requirements to grasp Godel´s proof and at the end it will provide a clear explanation on the subject. It will even explain what mathematical formality is all about. Don´t worry about your mathematical background the authors do a great job on explaining everything as simple as possible. Once I started reading I couldn´t stop. I recommend reading it before the formal paper written by Godel itself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2002

    Clear and concise

    This book does the best job of explaining a fundamentally opaque subject matter clearly and concisely to the lay reader, especially with the new footnotes added in by Douglas Hofstadter in this editione. i highly recommend this title to those interested in the fundamentals of mathematics, logic, or computer science.

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