New chapter starts tomorrow: Friend, do you know what a Platonist is? How well were Rebecca Goldstein and Jim Holt able to explain the puzzling "doctrine" of Platonism?
Tomorrow, we start our "incompleteness file"—our reports on the efforts by Goldstein and Holt to explain Kurt Godel's "incompleteness theorems."
Those reports start tomorrow. For today, we offer these links to last week's reports from the Platonist file:
Tuesday, September 11: You might be a Platonist if...! A timeless lack of clarity.For links to our earlier reports from the Godel file, you can just click here.
Wednesday, September 12:: Attempts to explain 2 + 2! The world of our greatest logicians.
Thursday, September 13: Goldstein tries to explain what Godel believed. Professor takes Platonist challenge!
Friday, September 14: What makes 17 a prime? When mathematicians wander.
Tomorrow, we start the incompleteness file. With what degree of clarity did Holt explain Godel's theorems?