# Incompleteness

### The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel

#### Rebecca Goldstein 2005 / 510.92 GOL / Tigard Library

This book seems mostly about the Vienna and Princeton of Gödel and contemporaries, not mathematics. I plodded, then skimmed, then abandoned it. This book might provide more math and less chat' I will find a different book for that. Later on, there is more about Godel's proofs, but in somewhat incomprehensible verbiage rather than symbols.

p71 satirical journalist Karl Kraus epigrams:

- - The psychoanalyst picks our dreams as if they were our pockets
- - The secret of the demagogue is to appear as dumb as his audience so that these people can believe themselves as smart as he is

Karl Kraus In These Great Times .also . also

p156 **Gödel's Proof** by Ernest Nagel and James. R. Newman CmillLib

p187 Godel's second incompleteness theorem contravened David Hilbert's quest for axomatic formalism