Journey to the Edge of Reason: The Life of Kurt Gödel

Kurt Gödel, a Member of the Institute Faculty in the School of Mathematics, is the topic of the biography Journey to the Edge of Reason by Stephen Budiansky, published by W. W. Norton.

In conducting research for the book, Budiansky worked closely with Institute archivists. The book depicts the early days at the Institute, where Gödel often met with fellow longtime IAS scholar Albert Einstein.

From W. W. Norton:  “Eloquent and insightful, Journey to the Edge of Reason is a fully realized portrait of the odd, brilliant, and tormented man who has been called the greatest logician since Aristotle, and illuminates the far-reaching implications of Gödel’s revolutionary ideas for philosophy, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and man’s place in the cosmos.”

Read more at W. W. Norton.