Kurt Godel: Collected Works: Volume IV

Kurt Godel: Collected Works: Volume IV

by Kurt Godel, Solomon Feferman, John W. Dawson, Warren Goldfarb
     
 

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

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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 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to Godel's publications in full (both in original and translation), and the third volume featured a wide selection of unpublished articles and lecture texts found in Godel's Nachlass. The final two volumes contain Godel's correspondence of logical, philosophical, and scientific interest. Volume IV, published for the first time in paperback, covers A to G, with H to Z in volume V; in addition, Volume V contains a full inventory of Godel's Nachlass. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199689613
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/17/2013
Pages:
686
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Kurt Godel

Solomon Feferman is Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy at Stanford University

John W. Dawson 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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