Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel (Great Discoveries)"A gem…An unforgettable account of one of the great moments in the history of human thought." —Steven Pinker Probing the life and work of Kurt Gödel, Incompleteness indelibly portrays the tortured genius whose vision rocked the stability of mathematical reasoning—and brought him to the edge of madness. 
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User Review  Eoin  LibraryThingA good, not great, focused biography on one of the more misunderstood mathematician/logicians of the 20th cent. Inefficient exposition drags down an otherwise effective book. Worth it for a generally readable explanation of the theorems and the (lonesome) end. Read full review
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User Review  antao  LibraryThing“It is really not so surprising that Wittgenstein would dismiss Gödel’s result with a belittling description like ‘logische Kunstücke,’ logical conjuring tricks, patently devoid of the large ... Read full review
Contents
Introduction  13 
A Platonist among the Positivists  53 
Hilbert and the Formalists  121 
The Proof of Incompleteness  147 
Godels Incompleteness  207 
Notes  263 
Acknowledgments  279 