My 2013 paper “Gödel’s Loophole” reconstructs the story of Kurt Gödel’s purported discovery of a logical contradiction in the U.S. Constitution — there are multiple versions of this story; Part 2 of the paper revisits them all. Part 3 of the paper then attempts to decipher and reconstruct the content of the discovery itself, while Part 4 concludes by offering a simple criterion (self-reference) to distinguish between “Gödelian” and “non-Gödelian” constitutional contradictions. Since its initial publication, the paper has generated its own Wikipedia page (see here) and has been cited by at least ten other scholars. Below is a listing, in alphabetical ordering, of the authors who have cited my paper; I will be reading their works and replying to them in due course …
- Ben Abramowitz, Ehud Shapiro, & Nimrod Talmon, “How to Amend a Constitution? Model, Axioms, and Supermajority Rules,” arXiv:2011.03111 (9 Nov. 2020).
- Sergio Bianchi, “Matematica e cognizione giurisdizionale,” Diritto Pubblico Europeo-Rassegna online, Vol. 2 (2020), pp. 1-27 (in Italian).
- Stephen Budiansky, Journey to the Edge of Reason: The Life of Kurt Gödel, Norton (2021).
- Anuj Das Gupta, “Looking for the Soul in Satoshi’s Work,” Crypto Law Review (Mar. 28, 2019).
- Sebastian Kubas, “Globalny nieład demokratyczny–współczesne perspektywy,” Studia Krytyczne, Vol. 5 (2017), pp. 14-47 (in Polish).
- George Mader, “Generation Gaps and Ties That Bind: Constitutional Commitments and the Framers’ Bequest of Unamendable Provisions,” Howard Law Journal, Vol. 60 (2016), pp. 483-517.
- Yaniv Roznai, “Towards a theory of unamendability,” NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper #15-12 (2015).
- Yaniv Roznai, Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments: The Limits of Amendment Powers, Oxford (2017).
- Valeria Zahoransky, “Modelling the U.S. Constitution in HOL,” Doctoral dissertation, BSc thesis, Freie Universität Berlin (2019).
- Valeria Zahoransky & Christoph Benzmüller, “Modelling the U.S. Constitution to Establish Constitutional Dictatorship,” ceur-ws.org, Vol. 2632 (2020).
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