Implications of Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems

Hannah Troppens (Freie Universität Berlin)

Even though the impact of Kurt Gödel's work is mostly felt in mathematics, his contributions are also considered in other areas. In this talk the focus lies on the consequences of Gödel's most famous work: the Incompleteness Theorems. This talk primarily explores the historical context with emphasis on the philosophy of mathematics. In the second part of the talk, the effect of the Incompleteness Theorems on the debate on human mind is presented to show some implications outside of mathematics.

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