Metamathematics

by Stephen Wolfram

Metamathematics

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'What is mathematics?' is a question that has been debated since antiquity. This book presents a ground-breaking and surprising answer to the question - showing through the concept of the physicalization of metamathematics how both mathematics and physics as experienced by humans can be seen to emerge from the unique underlying computational structure of the recently formulated ruliad. Written with Stephen Wolfram's characteristic expositional flair and richly illustrated with remarkable algorithmic diagrams, the book takes the reader on an unprecedented intellectual journey to the centre of some of the deepest questions about mathematics and its nature - and points the way to a new understanding of the foundations and future of mathematics, taking a major step beyond ideas from Plato, Kant, Hilbert, Godel and others.
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'What is mathematics?' is a question that has been debated since antiquity. This book presents a ground-breaking and surprising answer to the question - showing through the concept of the physicalization of metamathematics how both mathematics and physics as experienced by humans can be seen to emerge from the unique underlying computational structure of the recently formulated ruliad. Written with Stephen Wolfram's characteristic expositional flair and richly illustrated with remarkable algorithmic diagrams, the book takes the reader on an unprecedented intellectual journey to the centre of some of the deepest questions about mathematics and its nature - and points the way to a new understanding of the foundations and future of mathematics, taking a major step beyond ideas from Plato, Kant, Hilbert, Godel and others.

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