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This and other paradoxes of Gödel's life are woven throughout Incompleteness, with biographical details taking something of a back seat to the philosophical and mathematical underpinnings of his theories. As an introduction to one of the three most profound scientific insights of the 20th century (the other two being Einstein's relativity and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle), Incompleteness is accessible, yet intellectually rigorous. Goldstein succeeds admirably in retiring inaccurate interpretations of Gödel's ideas. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A bit oriented to the contest of Kodel and other mathematicians/logicians. This is , no doubt, what it is supposed to be. Just not my main interest.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
One of the finest biographies I have ever read. Top class work!Published 5 months ago by ASWIN SEKHAR
Title: Reason and Systems
In this book we hear a ringing shot in the battle of the books. We can take this theme of rival books into many sources of wisdom. Read more
This book has two goals for the general reader, both of which it accomplishes beautifully. First, it attempts to explain the philosophical implications of Godel's proof and how it... Read morePublished 7 months ago by jjo
I enjoyed this book greatly, but primarily for reasons completely extraneous to Godel's "Incompleteness" theorem itself. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ronnie Gonzalez
An excellent biography, even if I would have preferred the biographer be someone who better understood Gödel as a person, rather than just as a historical figure. Ms. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kire Du'Hai
Goldstein covers Godel's incompleteness theorem and it's effect on mathematics. She highlights the philosophical issues. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Clay Garner
Very clear exposition of difficult concepts, wrapped in a fascinating tale of genius. Both sophisticated and accessible for the general reader.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer