Incompleteness by Rebecca Goldstein
The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel (Great Discoveries)

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"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.
 

About Rebecca Goldstein

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Rebecca Goldstein graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College and received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in the philosophy of science. She has taught philosophy at Barnard. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 
Published February 17, 2006 by W. W. Norton & Company. 299 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Science & Math, History, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Rebecca Goldstein casts her brief life of the logician Kurt Gödel as an intellectual love story between a man and his idea.

May 01 2005 | Read Full Review of Incompleteness: The Proof and...

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Critics agree that Goldstein tells her subject’s story in clear, empathic prose, though she’s better at describing than explaining Gödel’s theorem to the lay reader.

Jan 03 2008 | Read Full Review of Incompleteness: The Proof and...

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