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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.
"An excellent nontechnical account of the substance of Gödel's celebrated paper."-American Mathematical Society
"A little masterpiece of exegesis."-Nature
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I really enjoyed this book and felt it was written at about the right level for someone familiar with the basic ideas who wants a bit more depth without actually diving into the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by T. Gilray
My husband purchased this book. He has degrees in Math and Physics and is also a medical doctor. Something to wrap your brain around for all those whose brains never rest.Published 6 months ago by Lee E Moore
Every person with an honest intellectual interest should read this book. There is no excuse of inaccessibility, bad writing or boring topic. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nadim Kobeissi
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An introduction to this 1958 book states, "Here is the first book to present a readable explanation to both scholars and non-specialists of the main ideas, the broad implications... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Steven H Propp