ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS
On Gödel's Philosophy of Mathematics
Master of Arts in Philosophy
University of California, Los Angeles, 1968
Professor Alonzo Church, Chairman
An attempt is made to explicate and analyze Kurt Gödel's philosophy of mathematics with emphasis on his defense of classical mathematics, and his rejection of intuitionism, and the vicious circle principle. Gödel's belief in the real existence of mathematical objects is examined. It is argued that one need not accept Gödel's pronounced realism in order to assent to his methodology of mathematics.
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