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The Resource Journey to the edge of reason : the life of Kurt Gödel, Stephen Budiansky

Journey to the edge of reason : the life of Kurt Gödel, Stephen Budiansky

Label
Journey to the edge of reason : the life of Kurt Gödel
Title
Journey to the edge of reason
Title remainder
the life of Kurt Gödel
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Budiansky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first major biography of the logician and mathematician whose incompleteness theorems helped launch a modern scientific revolution. Nearly a hundred years after its publication, Kurt Gödel's famous proof that every mathematical system must contain propositions that are true--yet never provable--continues to unsettle mathematics, philosophy, and computer science. Yet unlike Einstein, with whom he formed a warm and abiding friendship, Gödel has long escaped all but the most casual scrutiny of his life. An intimate portrait of the scientific and intellectual circles in prewar Vienna and a vivid re-creation of the early days of Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, Journey to the Edge of Reason is the first biography to fully draw upon Gödel's voluminous letters and writings--including a never-before-transcribed shorthand diary of his most intimate thoughts--to explore his profound intellectual friendships, his moving relationship with his mother, his troubled yet devoted marriage, and the debilitating bouts of paranoia that ultimately took his life. It illuminates the mind-bending implications of Gödel's revolutionary ideas for philosophy, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and man's place in the cosmos"--
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10957376
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Budiansky, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 510.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QA29.G58
LC item number
B83 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gödel, Kurt
  • Logicians
  • Logicians
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematicians
  • Gödel's theorem
  • Mathematics
  • Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life of Kurt Godel
Label
Journey to the edge of reason : the life of Kurt Gödel, Stephen Budiansky
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Dreams of an empire -- Alle echten Wiener sind aus Brünn -- Vienna 1924 -- Floating in midair -- Undecidable truths -- The scholar's paradise -- Fleeing the Reich -- New worlds -- Plato's shadow -- "If the world is constructed rationally" -- Appendix: Gödel's proof
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 350 pages
Isbn
9781324005445
Lccn
2020054854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030620486
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1196176461
  • (OCoLC)1196176461
Label
Journey to the edge of reason : the life of Kurt Gödel, Stephen Budiansky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Dreams of an empire -- Alle echten Wiener sind aus Brünn -- Vienna 1924 -- Floating in midair -- Undecidable truths -- The scholar's paradise -- Fleeing the Reich -- New worlds -- Plato's shadow -- "If the world is constructed rationally" -- Appendix: Gödel's proof
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 350 pages
Isbn
9781324005445
Lccn
2020054854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030620486
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1196176461
  • (OCoLC)1196176461

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