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Alfred North Whitehead

Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) was a British philosopher, logician and Cambridge-trained mathematician who worked with Bertrand Russell. Their coauthored Principia Mathematica (1910-13) argued that mathematics is essentially logic, a view critiqued by Kurt Gödel. Despite Gödel’s important critique, Principia Mathematica has … Continue reading


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Kurt Gödel

Kurt Gödel (1906-1978) was a mathematician and philosopher born in Brünn, Austria-Hungary (currently Brno, Czech Republic). Gödel’s “Undecidability Theorem” demonstrated that at some point a mathematical system based on axioms and operational rules becomes self-referential. This means that the mathematical … Continue reading