Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel (Great Discoveries) (Paperback)

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"A gem…An unforgettable account of one of the great moments in the history of human thought." —Steven Pinker


Probing the life and work of Kurt Gödel, Incompleteness indelibly portrays the tortured genius whose vision rocked the stability of mathematical reasoning—and brought him to the edge of madness.



About the Author


Rebecca Goldstein is a MacArthur Fellow, a professor of philosophy, and the author of five novels and a collection of short stories. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Praise For…


Gödel's torment and his genius. By the book's end, we understand well why Einstein would look forward to 'the privilege of walking home with Gödel,' and we can't help but wish that we'd been able to join them.
— Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos

In this penetrating, accessible, and beautifully written book, Rebecca Goldstein explores not only the work of one of the greatest mathematicians but also the relation of the human mind to the world around it.
— Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dreams
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393327601
ISBN-10: 0393327604
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: February 17th, 2006
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Great Discoveries