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LL: Logic & Language Home Page

 

Incompleteness

LL: Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem

 

LL: English Translation of Gödel’s Incompleteness Proof (html)

LL: English Translation of Gödel’s Incompleteness Proof (PDF)

 

 

 

 

LL: Errors in Incompleteness Proofs

LL: Analysis of Incompleteness Proofs

 

Paper: The Impossibility of Representation of a Gödel Numbering Function by a Formula of the Formal System (PDF)

Paper: A Fundamental Flaw in an Incompleteness Proof by Peter Smith (PDF)

Paper: previous v1: A Fundamental Flaw in an Incompleteness Proof by Peter Smith (PDF)

Paper: A Fundamental Flaw in Incompleteness Proofs by S. C. Kleene (PDF)

Paper: A Fundamental Flaw in Incompleteness Proofs by Gregory Chaitin (PDF)

Paper: A Fundamental Flaw in an Incompleteness Proof by George Boolos (PDF)

Paper: A Fundamental Flaw in an Incompleteness Proof by Stanisław Świerczkowski (PDF)

Paper, previous v1: A Fundamental Flaw in an Incompleteness Proof by Stanisław Świerczkowski (PDF)

Paper: An Error in a Computer Verified Proof of Incompleteness by John Harrison (PDF)

Paper: An Error in a Computer Verified Proof of Incompleteness by Russell O’Connor (PDF)

Paper previous v1: An Error in a Computer Verified Proof of Incompleteness by Russell O’Connor (PDF)

Paper: An Error in a Computer Verified Proof of Incompleteness by Natarajan Shankar (PDF)

 

LL: Responses to the demonstration of the flaw in Gödel’s proof

 

LL: Nagel & Newman

LL: Gödel, Escher, Bach

 

LL: The Diagonal Lemma

LL: Gödel’s Substitution Function

LL: Representability

LL: The Halting Problem and Incompleteness Proofs

LL: Church’s “An Unsolvable Problem”

LL: Yet Another Flawed Incompleteness Proof

 

LL: Intuitionism

LL: True but unprovable

 

LL: Gödel, Minds, and Machines

LL: Gödel links

 

LL: World’s shortest explanation of Gödel’s Proof?

LL: Review by Russell O’Connor of the paper demonstrating the flaw in Gödel’s proof

LL: How to show how a disproof of Gödel’s proof is wrong - if it really is

LL: On web forums and Gödel’s proof

 

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NEWS

There’s something about Gödel by Francesco Berto

There is a new addition to the page Yet another flawed incompleteness proof, where Berto’s proof of incompleteness in his book There’s something about Gödel comes under scrutiny.

 

 

Easy Footnotes

I found that making, adding or deleting footnotes in the traditional manner proved to be a major pain. So I developed a different system for footnotes which makes inserting or changing footnotes a doddle. You can check it out at Easy Footnotes for Web Pages (Accessibility friendly).

 

 

O’Connor’s “computer checked” proof

I have now added a new section to my paper on Russell O’Connor’s claim of a computer verified incompleteness proof. This shows that the flaw in the proof arises from a reliance on definitions that include unacceptable assumptions - assumptions that are not actually checked by the computer code. See also the new page Representability.

 

 

New page on Chaitin’s Constant

There is now a new page on Chaitin’s Constant (Chaitin’s Omega), which demonstrates that Chaitin has failed to prove that it is actually algorithmically irreducible.

 

 

Updated: Diagonal Lemma

Flawed proofs of the Diagonal Lemma by Panu Raatikainen and Vann McGee have been added to the Diagonal Lemma web page.

Previous Blog Posts  

 

16th Mar 2015 Bishops Dancing with Pixies?

 

23rd Feb 2015 Artificial Intelligence

 

31 Mar 2015 Cranks and Crackpots

 

30 Apr 2015 The Chinese Room

 

Links  

 

For convenience, there are now two pages on this site with links to various material relating to Gödel and the Incompleteness Theorem

 

– a page with general links:

Gödel Links

 

– and a page relating specifically to the Gödel mind-machine debate:

Gödel, Minds, and Machines

 

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