Evolution of Gödel's Philosophical Viewpoints

Cedric Laier (Freie Universität Berlin)

It is now well known that Gödel first represented the philosophy of Leibniz and then, since 1959, that of Husserl. This raises three questions:
  (1) How is this turn to Husserl to be interpreted? Is it a dismissal from Leibnizian philosophy or another way to achieve similar goals?
  (2) Why did Gödel specifically turn to the later transcendental idealism of the Husserl?
  (3) Is there a discernible influence of Husserl on Gödel's writings?
Based on the work "On the Philosophical Development of Kurt Gödel" by Mark van Atten and Juliette Kennedy, in this part of the presentation we try to clarify these questions and gain further insights into his philosophical development over the years.

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