Collected Works: Volume II: Publications 1938-1974

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Overview

Kurt Godel was the most outstanding logician of the twentieth century, famous for his work on the completeness of logic, the incompleteness of number theory, and the consistency of the axiom of choice and the continuum hypothesis. He is also noted for his work on constructivity,
the decision problem, and the foundations of computation theory, as well as for the strong individuality of his writings on the philosophy of mathematics. Less well-known is his discovery of unusual cosmological models for
Einstein's equations, permitting "time-travel" into the past.
This second volume of a comprehensive edition of
Godel's works collects together all his publications from
1938 to 1974. Together with Volume I (Publications
1929-1936), it makes available for the first time in a single source all of his previously published work.
Continuing the format established in the earlier volume, the present text includes introductory notes that provide extensive explanatory and historical commentary on each of the papers, a facing English translation of the one German original, and a complete bibliography. Succeeding volumes are to contain unpublished manuscripts, lectures,
correspondence, and extracts from the notebooks.
Collected Works is designed to be accessible and useful to as wide an audience as possible without sacrificing scientific or historical accuracy. The only complete edition available in English, it will be an essential part of the working library of professionals and students in logic, mathematics, philosophy, history of science, and computer science. These volumes will also interest scientists and all others who wish to be acquainted with one of the great minds of the twentieth century.
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Editorial Reviews

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A comprehensive edition of the 20th-century logician's work, in facing pages of German and English. Volume two covers published writings in the period 1938-1974, including newly typeset versions of papers on his continuum hypothesis, Russell's mathematical logic, Cantor's continuum problem, the relationship between relativity and idealistic philosophy, and rotating universes in general relativity theory. Each selection or group of selections is introduced, and extensive notes and references are included. Name index only. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195147216
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

The Editor-in-Chief
Solomon Feferman is Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy, and Chairman of the Department of Mathematics at Stanford University. He is past president of the Association of Symbolic Logic.

The Editors
John W. Dawson, Jr., is Professor of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University, York.
Steven C. Kleene is Emeritus Dean of Letters and Science, and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Gregory H. Moore is Associate Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Robert M. Solovay is Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley.
The late Jean van Heijenoort was Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis University until his death in 1986.

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Table of Contents

1. Introductory Note to 1938, 1939 and 1940, Robert M. Solovay
2. The Consistency of the Axiom of Choice and of the Generalized Continuum Hypothesis
3. Consistency Proof for the Generalized Continuum Hypothesis
4. The Consistency of the Axiom of Choice and of the Generalized Continuum Hypothesis with the Axioms of Set Theory
5. Introductory Note to 1946, Charles Parsons
6. Remarks Before the Princeton Bicentennial Conference on Problems in Mathematics
7. Introductory Note to 1947 and 1964, Gregory H. Moore
8. What is Cantor's Continuum Problem?
9. Introductory Note to 1949 and 1952, S.W. Hawking
10. An Example of a New Type of Cosmological Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations of Gravitation
11. A Remark About the Relationship Between Relativity Theory and Idealistic Philosophy
12. Rotating Universes in General Relativity Theory
13. Introductory Note to 1958 and 1972, A.S. Troelstra
14. On a Hiterto Unutilized Extension of the Finitary Standpoint
16. What is Cantor's Continuum problem?
17. On an Extension of Finitary Mathematics Which has not Yet Been Used
18. Some Remarks on the Undecidability Results
19. Introductory Note to 1974, Jens E. Fenstad
20. Remark on Non-Standard Analysis

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