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Collected Works: Volume I: Publications…

Collected Works: Volume I: Publications 1929-1936 (Collected Works…

by Kurt Godel

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I thought I should post a brief note to prevent other potential buyers from being misled by the editorial reviews the way I was. _Choice_ says that the editors "deserve the highest praise for the design of the edition." _Mind_ says it is "beautifully produced". _The Journal of Symbolic Logic_ calls it "beautifully prepared". _Zentralblatt_ says that it "was published in a very nice and careful way".

It is reasonable to interpret these statements as referring, at least in part, to the physical appearance of the book; under that interpretation, it is my opinion that these statements couldn't be more wrong. It looks like the volume was printed in the cheapest way possible, and the page layout is amateurish at best.

It is a pity that Oxford University Press hasn't seen fit to publish an edition whose physical beauty is commensurate with the beauty of Godel's ideas. ( )
  cpg | Oct 14, 2017 |
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Kurt Gödel (1906-1978) was the most outstanding logician of the twentieth century, noted for Gödel's theorem, a hallmark of modern mathematics. The Collected Works will include both published and unpublished writings, in three or more volumes. The first two volumes will consist essentially of Gödel's published works (both in the original and translation), and the third volume will feature unpublished articles, lectures, and selections from his lecture courses, correspondence, and scientific notebooks. All volumes will contain extensive introductory notes to the work as a whole and to individual articles and other material, commenting upon their contents and placing them within a historical framework. This long-awaited project is of great significance to logicians, mathematicians, philosophers and historians.

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