Kurt Godel: Collected Works: Volume V

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Kurt Godel (1906 - 1978) was the most outstanding logician of the twentieth century, famous for his hallmark works 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 computability theory, as well as for the strong individuality of his writings on the philosophy of mathematics. He is less well known for his discovery of unusual ...

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Overview

Kurt Godel (1906 - 1978) was the most outstanding logician of the twentieth century, famous for his hallmark works 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 computability theory, as well as for the strong individuality of his writings on the philosophy of mathematics. He is less well known for his discovery of unusual cosmological models for Einstein's equations, in theory permitting time travel into the past.

The Collected Works is a landmark resource that draws together a lifetime of creative thought and accomplishment. The first two volumes were devoted to Godel's publications in full (both in original and translation), and the third volume featured a wide selection of unpublished articles and lecture texts found in Godel's Nachlass. These long-awaited final two volumes contain Godel's correspondence of logical, philosophical, and scientific interest. Volume V, published for the first time in paperback, includes H to Z as well as a full inventory of Godel's Nachlass, while Volume IV covers A to G. All volumes include introductory notes that provide extensive explanatory and historical commentary on each body of work, English translations of material originally written in German (some transcribed from the Gabelsberger shorthand), and a complete bibliography of all works cited.

Kurt Godel: Collected Works is designed to be useful and accessible to as wide an audience as possible without sacrificing scientific or historical accuracy. The only comprehensive edition of Godel's work available, it will be an essential part of the working library of professionals and students in logic, mathematics, philosophy, history of science, and computer science and all others who wish to be acquainted with one of the great minds of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199689620
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/17/2013
  • Pages: 692
  • Sales rank: 1,024,757
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kurt Godel

Solomon Feferman is Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy at Stanford University

John W. Dawson Jr is Professor of Mathematics at Penn State York University

Warren Goldfarb is Walter Beverly Pearson Professor of Modern Mathematics and Mathematical Logic at Harvard University

Charles Parsons is Edgar Pierce Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University

Wilfried Sieg is Patrick Suppes Professor of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon Unviersity

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Leon Henkin: introductory note and correspondence, Akihiro Kanamori
Jacques Herbrand: introductory note and correspondence, Wilfried Sieg
Arend Heyting: introductory note and correspondence, Charles Parsons
Ted Honderich: introductory note and correspondence
Ralph Hwastecki: introductory note and correspondence, John W. Dawson Jr
Karl Menger: introductory note and correspondence, John W. Dawson Jr
Ernest Nagel: introductory note and correspondence, Wilfried Sieg
Donald Perlis: introductory note and correspondence, Solomon Feferman
Walter Pitts: introductory note and correspondence, Charles Parsons
David F. Plummer: introductory note and correspondence, John W. Dawson Jr
Karl Popper: introductory note and correspondence, Warren Goldfarb
Emil L. Post: introductory note and correspondence, Wilfried Sieg
Leon Rappaport: introductory note and correspondence, John W. Dawson Jr
Wolfgang Rautenberg: introductory note and correspondence, Charles Parsons
Constance Reid: introductory note and correspondence, Solomon Feferman
Abraham Robinson: introductory note and correspondence, Moshe Machover
Bertrand Russell: introductory note and correspondence, Warren Goldfarb
Frederick W. Sawyer: introductory note and correspondence, Warren Goldfarb
Paul Arthur Schilpp: introductory note and correspondence, Warren Goldfarb
Carl Seeling: introductory note and correspondence, David B. Malament
Thoralf Skolem: introductory note and correspondence, Jens Erik Fenstad
Patrick Suppes: introductory note and correspondence, Solomon Feferman
Alfred Tarski: introductory note and correspondence, Solomon Feferman
Hans Thirring: introductory note and correspondence, John W. Dawson Jr
Stanislaw Ulam: introductory note and correspondence, Akihiro Kanamori
Jean van Heijenoort: introductory note and correspondence, Warren Goldfarb
John von Neumann: introductory note and correspondence, Wilfried Sieg
Hao Wang: introductory note and correspondence, Charles Parsons
Ernst Zermelo: introductory note and correspondence, John W. Dawson Jr
Calendars of correspondence
Appendix A: Letters by others written on Godel's behalf
Appendix B: (1974a) Alternate version of Remark 3 of 1972a
Textual notes
Referenes
Index

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