Gödel's Theorem: An Incomplete Guide To Its Use And Abuse
Gödel's Theorem: An Incomplete Guide to Its Use and Abuse
"Among the many expositions of Gödel's incompleteness theorems written for non-specialists, this book stands apart. With exceptional clarity, Franzén gives careful, non-technical explanations both of what those theorems say and, more importantly, what they do not. No other book aims, as his does, to address in detail the misunderstandings and abuses of the incompleteness theorems that are so rife in popular discussions of their significance. As an antidote to the many spurious appeals to incompleteness in theological, anti-mechanist and post-modernist debates, it is a valuable addition to the literature." --- John W. Dawson, author of Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Gödel
" ""Franzén's book is accessible, well written, and often funny..."" -Richard Zach, History and Philosophy of Logic, July 2005
""Ich möchte allen meinen Lesern . . . ein Buch ans Herz legen, und zwar ""das Neue"" von Torkel Franzén: Gödel's Theorem - An Incomplete Guide to Its Use and Abuse..."" -Altpapier, October 2005
""If the reader is serious about understanding the scope and limitations of Gödel's theorems, this book will serve them well."" -Don Vestal, MAA Online, November 2005
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