[FOM] Gödel's Theorem & Hilbert, etc.
praatika at mappi.helsinki.fi
Sun Apr 6 02:14:09 EDT 2008
Joseph Hilton <deglitcher at hotmail.com>:
> (1) I would like to know if anyone on the FOM list has done any
> historical research on the informal reviews and discussions of Gödel's
> theorem before it was published, especially in regard to Hilbert's
> anticipation of just the opposite result.
There are a couple of good sources on this:
Paolo Mancosu: "Between Vienna and Berlin: The Immediate Reception of
Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems", History and Philosophy of Logic, Volume
20, Number 1, 1 March 1999 , pp. 33-45(13)
John W. Dawson, Jr.: "The Reception of Godel's Incompleteness Theorems",
PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science
Association, Vol. 1984, Volume Two: Symposia and Invited Papers (1984), pp.
I also warmly recommend Dawson's excellent scientific biography:
John W. Dawson, Jr.: "Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Godel", A
K Peters, Ltd. 1997.
On Hilbert's somewhat contrary views, I could perhaps advertize my own
Panu Raatikainen. "Hilbert's Program Revisited", Synthese
Vol. 137, Nos 1-2 / November, 2003.
It can be found here:
All the Best, Panu
Ph.D., Academy Research Fellow,
Docent in Theoretical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
University of Helsinki
E-mail: panu.raatikainen at helsinki.fi
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