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Journey to the Edge of Reason

The Life of Kurt Gödel - 200 - 18177798

Buch von Stephen Budiansky

94170304

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Artikel-Nr.:
94170304
Im Sortiment seit:
19.06.2021
Erscheinungsdatum:
01/2022
Medium:
Buch
Einband:
Gebunden
Autor:
Budiansky, Stephen
Verlag:
Norton & Company
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Mathematik
Populäre Darstellungen
Seiten:
368
Abbildungen:
68 photographs and 3 maps
Gewicht:
658 gr
Beschreibung
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.
Stephen Budiansky's 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 Gödel's 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 also offers an intimate portrait of the scientific and intellectual circles in prewar Vienna, a haunting account of Gödel's and Jewish intellectuals' flight from Austria and Germany at the start of the Second World War, and a vivid re-creation of the early days of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, where Gödel and Einstein both worked.
Eloquent and insightful, Journey to the Edge of Reason is a fully realized portrait of the odd, brilliant, and tormented man who has been called the greatest logician since Aristotle, and illuminates the far-reaching implications of Gödel's revolutionary ideas for philosophy, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and man's place in the cosmos.
Information zum Autor
Stephen Budiansky is a historian, biographer, and journalist whose writing has appeared in The Atlantic , The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal , and The Washington Post . A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, he resides in Loudoun County, Virginia.