Gödel Versus Wittgenstein
by Mike Hockney
In intellectual history, perhaps nothing has been more misinterpreted than Gödel’s incompleteness theorems. Stephen Hawking, adopting the popular misconception, said, “Thus mathematics is either inconsistent, or incomplete. The smart money is on incomplete.” if mathematics is tautology, as Wittgenstein said, mathematics cannot be inconsistent and/or incomplete.