Did Leibniz Anticipate Gödel’s Incompleteness Proof?
Nicholas Rescher (University of Pittsburgh)

September 10, 2019, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

1117 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh 15260
United States

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Abstract: Kurt Gödel felt sure that Leibniz had anticipated his monumental demonstration of the provability-incompleteness of axiomatic arithmetic. The paper seeks to clarify to what extent Gödel’s suspicions were correct.

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