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Title Gödel's theorem : an incomplete guide to its use and abuse / Torkel Franzén.
Imprint Wellesley, MA : A K Peters, ©2005.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 172 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-167) and index.
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Subject Gödel's theorem.
Incompleteness theorems.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The incompleteness theorem : an overview -- 3. Computability, formal systems, and incompleteness -- 4. Incompleteness everywhere -- 5. Skepticism and confidence -- 6. Gödel, minds, and computers -- 7. Gödel's completeness theorem -- 8. Incompleteness, complexity, and infinity.
Summary "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.
Other Title Print version: Franzén, Torkel. Gödel's theorem. Wellesley, MA : A K Peters, ©2005