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Gödel’s loophole (Twitter edition)
Kurt Gödel found a bug in the Constitution that would allow a rise of fascism. It almost cost him his citizenship: http://t.co/D09fQiSAH8— Parker Higgins (@xor) November 01, 2014 What happens when the world’s greatest logician since Aristotle decides to study the … Continue reading
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In our most recent paper, a work-in-progress titled “Gödel’s Interbellum,” we borrow Bruce Ackerman’s influential theory of “constitutional moments” in order to survey the major extra-constitutional events unfolding in Europe during the interwar period between World War I and World War II. Specifically, … Continue reading
Posted in History, Law Tagged Anti-Constitutional Moments, constitutional dictatorship, Interbellum Europe, Kurt Gödel Leave a comment
That is the title of our latest paper, still an ugly work-in-progress, about the revocation of Kurt Gödel’s lectureship by the University of Vienna in 1939. Here is our abstract: Before Kurt Gödel joined the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, … Continue reading
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Did Kurt Gödel really discover a loophole in the Constitution?
Our 2013 paper Gödel’s loophole considers two related questions: why have so few scholars taken Gödel’s alleged discovery seriously, and what was this possible logical contradiction in the Constitution? (Hint: it probably has to do something with recursion.) There is also … Continue reading
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That is the title of this paper which revisits the legendary story of Kurt Gödel‘s purported discovery of a deep logical flaw in the US Constitution on the eve of his citizenship examination in December 1947. But what was this flaw? No one … Continue reading
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