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Berto, Francesco
Tutti pazzi per Gödel! English
There's something about Gödel : the complete guide to the incompleteness theorem / Francesco Berto
Alternate Title Complete guide to the incompleteness theorem
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QA9.54 .B47 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Incompleteness theorems
Gödel's theorem
Mathematics -- Philosophy
Subject Gödel, Kurt
Physical Description xx, 233 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-224) and index
Contents The Gödelian symphony -- Foundations and paradoxes -- "This sentence is false" -- The liar and Gödel -- Language and metalanguage -- The axiomatic method, or how to get the non-obvious out of the obvious -- Peano's axioms -- And the unsatisfied logicists, Frege and Russell -- Bits of set theory -- The abstraction principle -- Bytes of set theory -- Properties, relations, functions, that is, sets again -- Calculating, computing, enumerating, that is, the notion of algorithm -- Taking numbers as sets of sets -- It's raining paradoxes -- Cantor's diagonal argument -- Self-reference and paradoxes -- Hilbert -- Strings of symbols -- "In mathematics there is no ignorabimus" -- Gödel on stage -- Our first encounter with the incompleteness theorem -- And some provisos -- Gödelization, or say it with numbers! -- TNT -- The arithmetical axioms of TNT and the "standard model" N -- The fundamental property of formal systems -- The Gödel numbering -- And the arithmetization of syntax -- Bits of recursive arithmetic -- Making algorithms precise -- Bits of recursion theory -- Church's thesis -- The recursiveness of predicates, sets, properties, and relations -- And how it is represented in typographical number theory -- Introspection and representation -- The representability of properties, relations, and functions -- And the Gödelian loop -- "I am not provable" -- Proof pairs -- The property of being a theorem of TNI (is not recursive!) -- Arithmetizing substitution -- How can a TNT sentence refer to itself? -- Fixed point -- Consistency and omega-consistency -- Proving G1 -- Rosser's proof -- The unprovability of consistency and the "immediate consequences" of G1 and G2 -- G2 -- Technical interlude -- "Immediate consequences" of G1 and G2 -- Undecidable1 and undecidable 2 -- Essential incompleteness, or the syndicate of mathematicians -- Robinson arithmetic -- How general are Gödel's results? -- Bits of Turing machine -- G1 and G2 in general -- Unexpected fish in the formal net -- Supernatural numbers -- The culpability of the induction scheme -- Bits of truth (not too much of it, though) -- The world after Gödel -- Bourgeois mathematicians! : the postmodern interpretations -- What is postmodernism? -- From Gödel to Lenin -- Is "biblical proof" decidable? -- Speaking of the totality -- Bourgeois teachers! -- (Un)interesting bifurcations -- A footnote to Plato -- Explorers in the realm of numbers -- The essence of a life -- "The philosophical prejudices of our times" -- From Gödel to Tarski -- Human, too human -- Mathematical faith -- "I'm not crazy!" -- Qualified doubts -- From Gentzen to the Dialectica interpretation -- Mathematicians are people of faith -- Mind versus computer : Gödel and artificial intelligence -- Is mind (just) a program? -- "Seeing the truth" and "going outside the system" -- The basic mistake -- In the haze of the transfinite -- "Know thyself" : Socrates and the inexhaustibility of mathematics -- Gödel versus Wittgenstein and the paraconsistent interpretation -- When geniuses meet -- The implausible Wittgenstein -- "There is no metamathematics" -- Proof and prose -- The single argument -- But how can arithmetic be inconsistent? -- The costs and benefits of making Wittgenstein plausible

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