Kurt Godel and the Foundations of Mathematics (BOK)

Matthias Baaz

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This volume commemorates the life, work and foundational views of Kurt Godel (1906-78), most famous for his hallmark works on the completeness of first-order logic, the incompleteness of number theory, and the consistency - with the other widely accepted axioms of set theory - of the axiom of choice and of the generalized continuum hypothesis. It explores current research, advances and ideas for future directions not only in the foundations of mathematics and logic, but also in the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence, physics, cosmology, philosophy, theology and the history of science. The discussion is supplemented by personal reflections from several scholars who knew Godel personally, providing some interesting insights into his life. By putting his ideas and life's work into the context of current thinking and perceptions, this book will extend the impact of Godel's fundamental work in mathematics, logic, philosophy and other disciplines for future generations of researchers.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Matthias Baaz
ISBN 9780521761444
Antall sider 540 Dimensjoner 18,7cm x 26,3cm x 5cm
Vekt 1171 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Christos H. Papadimitriou, Dana S. Scott, Hilary Putnam, Jr. Charles L. Harper, Matthias Baaz