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  jcbrunner  LibraryThingA quick and reasonable explanation about Gödel's monumental proof. The life and personality of Kurt Gödel is not really fleshed out. The Princeton aspect of the book has cut off much of the Viennese ... Read full review
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User Review  KR2  LibraryThingThe mind of a mathematician must be a horrible place to be. It must also be a difficult thing to dissect, but Rebecca Goldstein did so fabulously. As is my preference for reading, I picked this book ... 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 