This reissuance of Nagel and Newman's classic has been vastly improved by the deft editing of Douglas Hofstadter, a protégé of Nagel's and himself a popularizer of Gödel's work. In the second edition, Hofstadter reworks significant sections of the book, clarifying and correcting here, adding necessary detail there. In the few instances in which his writing diverges from the spirit of the original, it is to emphasize the interplay between formal mathematical deduction and meta-mathematical reasoning--a subject explored in greater depth in Hofstadter's other delightful writings. --Clark Williams-Derry --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"A little masterpiece of exegesis."-Nature,
"An excellent non-technical account of the substance of Gödel's celebrated paper."-Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society,
I actually read this book in one sitting that took me late into the night.
I confess that I read this book with about as limited a background in logic and mathematics as one can have and still have a genuine interest in Godel.
I recommend this book for readers who want a clear and concise introduction to Godel's proof.
This book is a very difficult read the pastor is on the subject I'm therefore giving it five starsPublished 6 days ago by Dan
The book gives a beautiful summary for the Godel's proof used in proving his outstanding theorem. As mentioned in the Foreword given by Douglas Hofstadter, the book is written as... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Santosh
This edition is an update to the original one which I read for a college course in Symbolic Logic. In the new edition, there are corrections to some key arguments.Published 7 months ago by David Arp
This book is simple, short, and to the point. It explains the project of Principia Mathematica, the idea of building mathematics as an extension of logic. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Drew
You'll definitely understand Godel's proof by the time you finish reading this short book but you'll be left hungry for details... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Aniketos
This classic shortmbook offers a great overview of a fascinating result from mathematics. While accessible to anyone who has had little math beyond high school, it still conveys... Read morePublished 10 months ago by CraigM
This is a concise and understandable elucidation of a complex but far reaching proof. Great companion to Gödel, Escher Bach.Published 12 months ago by David M. Blocher
This is the place to start for those looking to get a handle on Gödel's incompleteness theorem. Read morePublished 14 months ago by whiteelephant
Great presentation of Godel's proof. It has been some time since I have studied math proofs and found this presentation helpful.Published 14 months ago by George M. Feder