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Journey to the Edge of Reason by Stephen Budiansky — ruthless logic

Journey to the Edge of Reason by Stephen Budiansky — ruthless logic

‘In effect, the absolute certainty that humanity had long pursued and that mathematics and logic had long promised was illusory. Despite Hilbert’s optimism, mathematics, like life, was destined to be haunted by uncertainty.’ 

Nick Spencer writes in the Financial Times Life & Arts on a new biography of Kurt Gödel, “the greatest logician since Aristotle”, as Einstein called him.

Read the article here.


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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014).

Posted 1 June 2021

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