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Forever Undecided: A Puzzle Guide to Gödel.

SMULLYAN, Raymond (1919-):

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ISBN 10: 0394549430 / ISBN 13: 9780394549439
Editorial: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987., 1987
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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xii, 257, [1] pp. Original cloth-backed boards. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket (unclipped). N° de ref. de la librería 22744

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Título: Forever Undecided: A Puzzle Guide to Gödel.

Editorial: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.

Año de publicación: 1987

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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Collects a variety of mathematics and logic puzzles, some based on the theorems of the mathematician Kurt Godel

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In these mathematical and logic puzzles, truth-telling knights battle lying knaves; a philosopher-logician named George falls in love with Oona, flighty bird-girl of the South Pacific; Inspector Craig and timid, conceited or modest reasoners match wits. Using such fictional enticements, the author of What Is the Name of This Book? and To Mock a Mockingbird steers us through the logical thickets of Kurt Godel's famous Incompleteness Theorem, which holds that mathematical systems can never prove their own consistency. Readers who make it halfway through this book will learn more symbolic logic than a college freshman stuffed with "new math." In the second half, the deeper waters of modal logic are navigated. This field, which dates back to Aristotle, impinges on current debates in computer science and artificial intelligence. Smullyan's gift is to make complex ideas both accessible and enjoyable to the persevering reader.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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