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Gödel, Kurt (1906–78)

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10.4324/9780415249126-Y084-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-Y084-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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The greatest logician of the twentieth century, Gödel is renowned for his advocacy of mathematical Platonism and for three fundamental theorems in logic: the completeness of first-order logic; the incompleteness of formalized arithmetic; and the consistency of the axiom of choice and the continuum hypothesis with the axioms of Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory.

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Dawson, John W.. Gödel, Kurt (1906–78), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-Y084-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/godel-kurt-1906-78/v-1.
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