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Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Gödel

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This authoritative biography of Kurt Goedel relates the life of this most important logician of our time to the development of the field. Goedel's seminal achievements that changed the perception and foundations of mathematics are explained in the context of his life from the turn of the century Austria to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Paperback, 361 pages
Published June 6th 2005 by AK Peters (first published 1997)
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Fawzy Hegab
Apr 28, 2016 Fawzy Hegab rated it liked it
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I've finished reading a week ago.

The book is full of details of the life of Godel, which is good.
It shows how Kurt Godel worked on his research in close, how his life was full of struggle and it shows his desire to rationalize the world. It also shows how the mathematical and philosophical communities reacted to his incompleteness theorems. It exposes briefly a sketch of mathematical logic and set theory, just a primer so that the layman can appreciate what is going on. It exposes his philosop
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Kyle Strand
Oct 10, 2013 Kyle Strand rated it liked it
The subject matter was phenomenal, but unfortunately Dawson, though a good researcher (and presumably a good mathematician), is just not a very good writer.
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