On Godel / Edition 1

On Godel / Edition 1

by Jaakko Hintikka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534575951

ISBN-13: 9780534575953

Pub. Date: 12/27/1999

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This brief text assists students in understanding Godel's philosophy and thinking so that they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the "Wadsworth Philosophers Series," (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times

Overview

This brief text assists students in understanding Godel's philosophy and thinking so that they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the "Wadsworth Philosophers Series," (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the present), ON GÖDEL is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers sufficient insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher better enabling students to engage in the reading and to discuss the material in class and on paper.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534575953
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/27/1999
Series:
A Volume in the Wadsworth Philosophers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Prologue: The Köningsberg Bombshell. 2. Gödel's Life and Personality. 3. Gödel's Double-Edged Completeness Proof. 4. Gödel's Background. 5. Gödel's Puzzling Incompleteness Proof. 6. The Consequences of Incompleteness. 7. Gödel's Philosophical Views. 8. Gödel as a Set Theorist. 9. The Dialectric of Gödel's Dialectica Interpretation. 10. Turing Machines or Gödel's Machines? Literature - Bibliography.

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