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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New York Univ Pr
Publication date October 1, 2008
Pages 129
Binding Paperback
Edition Revised
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780814758373
ISBN-10 0814758371
Dimensions 0.50 by 4.75 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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In 1931 Kurt Gödel published his fundamental paper, "On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems." This revolutionary paper challenged certain basic assumptions underlying much research in mathematics and logic. Gödel received public recognition of his work in 1951 when he was awarded the first Albert Einstein Award for achievement in the natural sciences—perhaps the highest award of its kind in the United States. The award committee described his work in mathematical logic as "one of the greatest contributions to the sciences in recent times."

However, few mathematicians of the time were equipped to understand the young scholar's complex proof. Ernest Nagel and James Newman provide a readable and accessible explanation to both scholars and non-specialists of the main ideas and broad implications of Gödel's discovery. It offers every educated person with a taste for logic and philosophy the chance to understand a previously difficult and inaccessible subject.

Marking the 50th anniversary of the original publication of Gödel's Proof, New York University Press is proud to publish this special anniversary edition of one of its bestselling and most frequently translated books. With a new introduction by Douglas R. Hofstadter, this book will appeal students, scholars, and professionals in the fields of mathematics, computer science, logic and philosophy, and science.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780814758168
 
With Douglas R. Hofstadter | Revised edition from New York Univ Pr (February 1, 2002)
9780814758168 | details & prices | 129 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $25.00
This edition also contains Godel's Proof
About: In 1931 Kurt Gödel published his fundamental paper, "On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780415355285 Book cover for 9780814703250 Book cover for 9780814758373
 
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With Douglas R. Hofstadter (other contributor) | Revised edition from New York Univ Pr (October 1, 2008)
9780814758373 | details & prices | 129 pages | 4.75 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $13.95
About: In 1931 Kurt Gödel published his fundamental paper, "On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems.
from Routledge (November 1, 2005)
9780415355285 | details & prices | 112 pages | List price $19.95
About: A combination of science and accessibility, this book is for both mathematicians and the idly curious, offering those with a taste for logic and philosophy the chance to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.
from New York Univ Pr (June 1, 1958)
9780814703250 | details & prices | 118 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $12.50
About: mathematics

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