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A logical journey : from Gödel to philosophy, Hao Wang

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A logical journey : from Gödel to philosophy
Title
A logical journey
Title remainder
from Gödel to philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Hao Wang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hao Wang (1921-1995) was one of the few confidants of the great mathematician and logician Kurt Godel. A Logical Journey is a continuation of Wang's Reflections on Kurt Godel and also elaborates on discussions contained in From Mathematics to Philosophy. A decade in preparation, it contains important and unfamiliar insights into Godel's views on a wide range of issues, from Platonism and the nature of logic, to minds and machines, the existence of God, and positivism and phenomenology. The impact of Godel's theorem on twentieth-century thought is on a par with that of Einstein's theory of relativity, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, or Keynesian economics. These previously unpublished intimate and informal conversations, however, bring to light and amplify Godel's other major contributions to logic and philosophy. They reveal that there is much more in Godel's philosophy of mathematics than is commonly realized, and more in his philosophy than merely a philosophy of mathematics
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Biography type
individual biography
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1921-
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Wang, Hao
Dewey number
193
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Representation and mind
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  • Gödel, Kurt
  • Gödel, Kurt
  • Gödel, Kurt
  • Logicians
  • Logicians
Label
A logical journey : from Gödel to philosophy, Hao Wang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-380) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Godel's life -- Godel's mental development -- Religion and philosophy as guides to action -- The conversations and their background -- Philosophies and philosophers -- Minds and machines: on computabilism -- Platonism or objectivism in mathematics -- Set theory and logic as concept theory -- Godel's approach to philosophy -- Epilogue: alternative philosophies as complementary
Control code
ocm42854168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 391 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585020549
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42854168
Label
A logical journey : from Gödel to philosophy, Hao Wang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-380) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Godel's life -- Godel's mental development -- Religion and philosophy as guides to action -- The conversations and their background -- Philosophies and philosophers -- Minds and machines: on computabilism -- Platonism or objectivism in mathematics -- Set theory and logic as concept theory -- Godel's approach to philosophy -- Epilogue: alternative philosophies as complementary
Control code
ocm42854168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 391 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585020549
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42854168

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