Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 May 2021

368 Pages | 70 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198866336

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Journey to the Edge of Reason

The Life of Kurt Gödel

Stephen Budiansky

  • Offers a remarkable account of the life of Kurt Gödel, from his famous Incompleteness Theorem, to his perilous escape from Nazi Vienna
  • The first full biography of Kurt Gödel
  • Draws upon previously unpublished diaries, letters, and medical records - including the first-ever transcription of Gödel's 1937-38 diary - to uncover new insights about Gödel's thoughts and inner life
  • A richly detailed background on the intellectual and social milieu of Gödel's Vienna
  • Draws upon Gödel's own unpublished lecture notes, providing one of the clearest explanations of the key ideas behind his Incompleteness Theorem