# There's Something About Gdel

## The Complete Guide to the Incompleteness Theorem

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### About the author

**Francesco Berto**teaches logic, ontology, and philosophy of mathematics at the universities of Aberdeen in Scotland, and Venice and Milan-San Raffaele in Italy. He holds a

*Chaire d'Excellence*fellowship at CNRS in Paris, where he has taught ontology at the École Normale Supérieure, and he is a visiting professor at the Institut Wiener Kreis of the University of Vienna. He has written papers for

*American Philosophical Quarterly*,

*Dialectica*,

*The Philosophical Quarterly*, the

*Australasian Journal of Philosophy*, the

*European Journal of Philosophy*,

*Philosophia Mathematica*,

*Logique et Analyse*, and

*Metaphysica*, and runs the entries “Dialetheism” and “Impossible Worlds” in the

*Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy*. His book

*How to Sell a Contradiction*has won the 2007 Castiglioncello prize for the best philosophical book by a young philosopher.

Berto’s highly readable and lucid guide introduces students and the interested reader to Gödel’s celebrated

*Incompleteness Theorem*, and discusses some of the most famous - and infamous - claims arising from Gödel's arguments.- Offers a clear understanding of this difficult subject by presenting each of the key steps of the
*Theorem*in separate chapters - Discusses interpretations of the
*Theorem*made by celebrated contemporary thinkers - Sheds light on the wider extra-mathematical and philosophical implications of Gödel’s theories
- Written in an accessible, non-technical style

Wiley; September 2011

256 pages; ISBN 9781444357615

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Title: There's Something About Gdel

Author: Francesco Berto

256 pages; ISBN 9781444357615

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Title: There's Something About Gdel

Author: Francesco Berto

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Subject categories

- Academic > Mathematics > General > Mathematics
- Academic > Computer Science > Computer science
- Academic > Computer Science > Electronic data processing
- Academic > Computer Science > Computers - special aspects
- Academic > Computer Science > System design; Periodicals
- Academic > Computer Science > Automatic theorem proving
- Academic > Mathematics > Instruments and machines
- Academic > Mathematics > Geometry. Trigonometry.Topology
- Philosophy > Western
- Mathematics > History & Philosophy
- Mathematics > Logic

ISBNs

1444357611

9781405197670

9781444357615