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Cover The Incompleteness Theorems
series "Voci"
"Formule per leggere il mondo"
pp. 160, Brossura, 978-88-15-28368-9
publication year 2019


The Incompleteness Theorems

In 1930 Kurt Gödel’s incompleteness theorems changed the course of philosophy of science. The proof that, within a theory fulfilling certain minimum conditions, one can devise a proposition that can be neither proved nor disproved within the theory itself is a cornerstone of scientific thought. The announcement of the two theorems at the Königsberg conference in 1930, dedicated to epistemology and the exact sciences, annihilated Leibniz’s vision of using a “calculemus” approach to address any controversy. Gödel’s theorems also ushered in a new logic comprising antinomies and paradoxes.

Gabriele Lolli formerly taught Mathematical Logic at the University of Turin and Philosophy of Mathematics at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.

I. Panorama
II. Attese, speranze e timori
III. Anticipazioni
IV. La formula (e la dimostrazione)
V. Equivoci e incomprensioni
VI. Altre dimostrazioni
VII. Le reazioni dei mostri sacri
VIII. Altre reazioni
IX. L’interpretazione di Gödel
X. La mente e l’io
XI. Bellezza e magia