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Kurt Gödel

Mathematician, Philosopher (28-Apr-1906 — 14-Jan-1978)


Francesco Berto. There's Something about Gödel: The Complete Guide to the Incompleteness Theorem. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. 2009. 233pp.

Jeff Buechner. Gödel, Putnam, and Functionalism: A New Reading of Representation and Reality. MIT Press. 2008. 344pp.

Pierre Cassou-Nogués. Les Démons de Gödel: Logique et Folie. Paris: Seuil. 2007. 279pp.

John L. Casti; Werner DePauli. Gödel: A Life of Logic. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Pub.. 2000. 210pp.

John W. Dawson. Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Gödel. Wellesley, MA: A. K. Peters. 1997. 361pp.

Rebecca Goldstein. Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel. New York: W.W. Norton. 2005. 296pp.

Janna Levin. A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2006. 230pp.

Andrzej Mostowski. Sentences Undecidable in Formalized Arithmetic: An Exposition of the Theory of Kurt Gödel. Amsterdam: North-Holland. 1952. 117pp.

Ernest Nagel; James Roy Newman. Gödel's Proof. New York University Press. 1958. 118pp.

Stuart Shanker. Gödel's Theorem in Focus. London: Croom Helm. 1987. 260pp.

Karl Sigmund; John Dawson; Kurt Mühlberger. Kurt Gödel: Das Album / The Album. Springer. 2006. 225pp.

Peter Smith. An Introduction to Gödel's Theorems. Cambridge University Press. 2007. 376pp.

Raymond M. Smullyan. Forever Undecided: A Puzzle Guide to Gödel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1987. 257pp.

Hao Wang. Reflections on Kurt Gödel. MIT Press. 1987. 336pp.

Hao Wang. A Logical Journey: From Gödel to Philosophy. MIT Press. 1996. 391pp.

Palle Yourgrau. A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Gödel and Einstein. New York: Basic Books. 2005. 210pp.


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  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.598)

  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.275)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.259)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.277)

  9. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.504)

  10. One Hundred Twentieth-Century Philosophers (pp.70-71)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.205)

  12. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.198)

  13. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.223)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.153)

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