On Gödel's awareness of Skolem's Helsinki lecture
Author: van Atten, Mark
Source: History and Philosophy of Logic, Volume 26, Number 4, Number 4/November 2005 , pp. 321-326(6)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
Abstract:Gödel always claimed that he did not know Skolem's Helsinki lecture when writing his dissertation. Some questions and doubts have been raised about this claim, in particular on the basis of a library slip showing that he had requested Skolem's paper in 1928. It is shown that this library slip does not constitute evidence against Gödel's claim, and that, on the contrary, the library slip and other archive material actually corroborate what Gödel said.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (Paris 1/CNRS/ENS), 13 rue du Four, F-75006, Paris, France
Publication date: November 1, 2005