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04 Mar 2013, 19:26
Don Fox (4 posts)

I like the book! I expected to find something about Godel though. Maybe in a second and third volume with goodies like those discussed in volume 1?

05 Mar 2013, 18:08
Mark Chu-Carroll (14 posts)

The last chapter talks about Gödel, and describes how the halting problem is really the same thing.

I also have been talking about Gödel on my blog. The thing about Gödel is that it’s really complicated. It’s a huge amount of work, and a lot of hard to explain definitions.

But most importantly: it’s been done. The best book of math for non-mathematicians ever, “Gödel Escher Bach” by Douglas Hofstadter, already does it. I can’t possibly match the quality of his explanation, much less do better. I

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