Incompleteness: The Proof And Paradox Of Kurt Godel by Rebecca GoldsteinIncompleteness: The Proof And Paradox Of Kurt Godel by Rebecca Goldstein

Incompleteness: The Proof And Paradox Of Kurt Godel

byRebecca Goldstein

Paperback | February 1, 2006

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"A gem…An unforgettable account of one of the great moments in the history of human thought." —Steven Pinker

Probing the life and work of Kurt Gödel, Incompleteness indelibly portrays the tortured genius whose vision rocked the stability of mathematical reasoning—and brought him to the edge of madness.

Rebecca Goldstein is a MacArthur Fellow, a professor of philosophy, and the author of five novels and a collection of short stories. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Title:Incompleteness: The Proof And Paradox Of Kurt GodelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 7.98 × 5.38 × 0.74 inShipping dimensions:7.98 × 5.38 × 0.74 inPublished:February 1, 2006Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393327604

ISBN - 13:9780393327601

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Gödel's torment and his genius. By the book's end, we understand well why Einstein would look forward to 'the privilege of walking home with Gödel,' and we can't help but wish that we'd been able to join them.—Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the CosmosIn this penetrating, accessible, and beautifully written book, Rebecca Goldstein explores not only the work of one of the greatest mathematicians but also the relation of the human mind to the world around it.—Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dreams