Mathematical Undecidability, Quantum Nonlocality and the Question of the Existence of God

Editors: Driessen, Alfred, Suarez, Antoine (Eds.)

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On January 22, 1990, the late John Bell held at CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics), Geneva a seminar organized by the Center of Quantum Philosophy, that at this time was an association of scientists interested in the interpretation of quantum mechanics. In this seminar Bell presented once again his famous theorem. Thereafter a discussion took place in which not only physical but also highly speculative epistemological and philosophical questions were vividly debated. The list of topics included: assumption of free will in Bell's theorem, the understanding of mind, the relationship between the mathematical and the physical world, the existence of unobservable causes and the limits of human knowledge in mathematics and physics. Encouraged by this stimulating discussion some of the participants decided to found an Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (lIS) to promote philosoph­ ical and interdisciplinary reflection on the advances of science. Meanwhile the lIS has associated its activities with the Swiss foundation, Fondation du Leman, and the Dutch foundation, Stichting Instudo, registered in Geneva and Amsterdam, respectively. With its activities the lIS intends to strengthen the unity between the professional activities in science and the reflection on fun­ damental philosophical questions. In addition the interdisciplinary approach is expected to give a contribution to the progress of science and the socio­ economic development. At present three working groups are active within the lIS, i. e. : - the Center for Quantum Philosophy, - the Wealth Creation and Sustainable Development Group, - the Neural Science Group.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • How Can or Should the Recent Developments in Mathematics Influence the Philosophy of Mathematics?

    Reichel, Hans-Christian

    Pages 3-14

  • Number and Randomness: Algorithmic Information Theory — New Results on the Foundations of Mathematics

    Chaitin, Gregory J.

    Pages 15-25

  • Meaning, Reality and Algorithms: Implications of the Turing Theorem

    Cacace, Filippo

    Pages 27-40

  • The Limits of Mathematical Reasoning: In Arithmetic there will always be Unsolved Solvable Problems

    Suarez, Antoine

    Pages 41-48

  • Mathematics: A Pointer to an Independent Reality

    Schins, Juleon M.

    Pages 49-56

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Undecidability, Quantum Nonlocality and the Question of the Existence of God
Editors
  • Alfred Driessen
  • Antoine Suarez
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5428-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5428-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4306-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6283-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 227
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