1st Edition

Wittgenstein and the Turning Point in the Philosophy of Mathematics

By S.G. Shanker Copyright 1987
    372 Pages
    by Routledge

    376 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 2005. This study seeks to identify the specific mistakes that critics were alluding to in their passing asides on Wittgenstein's failure to grasp the mechanics of Godel's second incompleteness theorem. It also includes an understanding of his attack on meta-mathematics and Hilbert's Programme.

    1. Wittgenstein's turning point

    2. The strains in the realist/ anti-realist framework

    3. The nature of proof

    4. Surveyability

    5. The perils of prose

    6. Consistency

    7. The recovery of certainty

    8. Freedom and necessity


    S.G. Shanker