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Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel (Great Discoveries) Hardcover – 18 Mar 2005

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co.; First Edition edition (18 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393051692
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393051698
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.5 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 368,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Magnificent.... A stimulating exploration of both the power and the limitations of the human intellect.... Goldstein is an excellent choice for this installment of Norton's Great Discoveries series: Her philosophical background makes her a sure guide to the underlying ideas, and she brings a novelistic depth of character and atmosphere ... to her sympathetic depiction of the logician's tortured psyche, as his relentless search for logical patterns ... gradually darkened into paranoia."

In 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

Godel'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 Godel, ' 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 Cosmos --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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