Introduction. Kurt Gödel's philosophical notebooks and the tradition of notebook writing

Eva-Maria Engelen
Universität Konstanz
One will not be able to categorize and understand Gödel’s philosophical notebooks unless one considers them in the context of the tradition of notebook writing. This tradition produced a type of text with specific characteristics. For an appropriate reading of the notes, one should keep in mind those characteristics as well as the function of notebooks for an author’s thinking and for their creative process. This helps to avoid misinterpretations as well as rash (mis)judgments and (mis)readings.
Keywords Kurt Gödel  Philosophical Tradition of Notebook Writing  Vienna Circle  Philosophical Notebooks
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