Gödel's Philosophical Viewpoints
Cedric Laier (Freie Universität Berlin)
It is now well known that Gödel first represented the philosophy of
Leibniz and then, since 1959, that of Husserl. This raises three
(1) How is this turn to Husserl to be interpreted? Is it a dismissal from
Leibnizian philosophy or another way to achieve similar goals?
(2) Why did Gödel specifically turn to the later transcendental idealism of
(3) Is there a discernible influence of Husserl on Gödel's
Based on the work "On the Philosophical Development of Kurt Gödel" by Mark
van Atten and Juliette Kennedy, in this part of the presentation we try to
clarify these questions and gain further insights into his philosophical
development over the years.
Last modified: Wed Feb 20 09:14:01 CET 2019