Les démons de Gödel. Logique et folie.

Abstract : This work analyses Gödel's unpublished papers. Gödel develops in papers that are still unpublished what he calls a “mysterious” philosophy. The aim of this book is to study the relationship between this “mysterious” philosophy and Gödel's logical work. On one side, Gödel intends to justify his philosophy by an extrapolation of the science of his time (mathematics and physic). On the other side, his belief in his “mysterious” philosophy influence the direction of his logical work.
After a first chapter, which is merely biographic, the author studies different aspects of Gödel's thought: mathematical realism; the consequences of the incompleteness theorem; the problem of the time. He also offers a digression on the work of Emil Post based on unpublished notebooks dating from 1938 to Post's death in 1954.
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Pierre Cassou-Noguès. Les démons de Gödel. Logique et folie.. Seuil, 279 p., 2007, Coll. Science ouverte. ⟨halshs-00193554⟩

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