Journal Article

Hao Wang as Philosopher and Interpreter of Gödel

CHARLES PARSONS

in Philosophia Mathematica

Volume 6, issue 1, pages 3-24
Published in print February 1998 | ISSN: 0031-8019
Published online February 1998 | e-ISSN: 1744-6406 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/philmat/6.1.3
Hao Wang as Philosopher and Interpreter of Gödel†

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The paper undertakes to characterize Hao Wang's style, convictions, and method as a philosopher, centering on his most important philosophical work From Mathematics to Philosophy, 1974. The descriptive character of Wang's characteristic method is emphasized. Some specific achievements are discussed: his analyses of the concept of set, his discussion, in connection with setting forth Gödel's views, of minds and machines, and his concept of ‘analytic empiricism’ used to criticize Carnap and Quine. Wang's work as interpreter of Gödel's thought and the importance of his writings as a source are also discussed.

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Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic ; Mathematics

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