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Solomon Feferman

Solomon Feferman is a professor of mathematics and philosophy at Stanford, and one of the editors of Kurt Gödel’s Collected Works. Alfred Tarski, written with Anita Burdman Feferman, came out in 2004.

Can mathematics describe the world?

Solomon Feferman, 9 February 2006

Like Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, Gödel’s incompleteness theorem has captured the public imagination, supposedly demonstrating that there are absolute limits to what can be known. More specifically, it is thought to tell us that there are mathematical truths which can never be proved. These are among the misconceptions that proliferate around Gödel’s theorem...

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