Kurt Gödel

[Revised entry by Juliette Kennedy on December 11, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, content-mathematics.html, documents.html, goedel-phenomenology.html, incompleteness-hilbert.html,
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[Revised entry by Juliette Kennedy on December 11, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, content-mathematics.html, documents.html, goedel-phenomenology.html, incompleteness-hilbert.html, notes.html] Kurt Friedrich Godel (b. 1906, d. 1978) was one of the principal founders of the modern, metamathematical era in mathematical logic. He is widely known for his Incompleteness Theorems, which are among the handful of landmark theorems in twentieth century mathematics, but his work touched every field of mathematical logic, if it was not in most cases their original stimulus. In his philosophical work Godel formulated and defended mathematical Platonism, the view that...

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