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Topic: David Ullrich on Godel
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Paul

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Re: David Ullrich on Godel
Posted: Oct 6, 2012 6:27 PM
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On Saturday, October 6, 2012 9:42:57 PM UTC+1, Frederick Williams wrote:
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> > David Ullrich used to append this quotation to his newsgroup postings:
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> > "Understanding Godel isn't about following his formal proof.
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> > That would make a mockery of everything Godel was up to."
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> > Since I'm obsessed with following in full detail a rigorous account of Godel's theorems (I've yet to find one online which has the detail I want and where I don't get stuck on one of the steps), then obviously I must be doing completely the wrong thing, ullrichistically speaking.
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> > If following his formal proof is the wrong way to understand Godel, then what is a better way to understand Godel?
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> Professor Ullrich was quoting some twit to mock him.


Thanks. That interpretation never occurred to me. I assumed the quote was part of Professor Ullrich's signature because Professor Ullrich endorsed it.

Paul Epstein




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