Kurt Gdel: The Genius of Metamathematics (Springer Biographies)

Kurt Gdel: The Genius of Metamathematics (Springer Biographies) by William D. Brewer 303111308X 9783031113086
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Preface.- Prologue.- La Belle poque in Brnn. Beginnings.- School Days. A New Nation.- Moving to the Capital. Student Life in 1920's Vienna.- The Wiener Kreis and the Mathematical Colloquium. Graduate work.- Private Life in Vienna.- Gdel's Doctoral Thesis. The Incompleteness Theorems.- The Mathematician in Vienna. Habilitation.- Matters of Health.- A Sojourn Abroad: 1933/34 - Princeton.- Back to Vienna. The First Breakdown.- 'Commuting' between Vienna and Princeton - The Late 1930's. Marriage.- The Continuum Hypothesis.- Professional Uncertainty. A Long Journey Eastwards.- Princeton and the IAS - Philosophy, Einstein and von Neumann. A Bizarre Birthday Present: Gdel's Universe.- Reception, Recognition, Honors. Einstein's Loss. The Professor at Princeton.- The 1960's: Fame and Seclusion.- Later Years. Philosophy, Cosmology, Logic, Computability.- Gdel's Legacy - The Lessons of an Unusual Life.- Epilogue.

Author: William D. Brewer

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 517

Publisher: Springer

Publication Date: 2022-09-09


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