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Kurt Gödel: Kurt Gödel (1906 – 1978) was a logician, mathematician, and philosopher. He is best known for his incompleteness theorems, which show that within any axiomatic system powerful enough to express basic arithmetic, there will always be statements that can neither be proven nor disproven within that system. Major works are "On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems" (1931), "Consistency-Proof for the Generally Covariant Gravitational Field Equations" (1939), "What is Cantor's Continuum Problem?" (1947), "Russell's Mathematical Logic" (1951), "On Undecidable Propositions of Formal Mathematical Systems" (1956). See also Incompleteness, Completeness, Proofs, Provability.
_____________ Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. | |||

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Gerhard Vollmer on Goedel - Dictionary of Arguments I 224 Gödel / Vollmer: allegedly showed that no system can prove all the truths about itself - that no system can recognize itself - that no system can explain itself - that no system can understand itself - that no system can go beyond itself - Vollmer: but it is not true that these statements follow from his sentences. _____________ Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition. |
Vollmer I G. Vollmer Was können wir wissen? Bd. I Die Natur der Erkenntnis. Beiträge zur Evolutionären Erkenntnistheorie Stuttgart 1988 Vollmer II G. Vollmer Was können wir wissen? Bd II Die Erkenntnis der Natur. Beiträge zur modernen Naturphilosophie Stuttgart 1988 |