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The receptions of Gödel's incompletability theorems by logicians and mathematicians, 1931 - 1960

Among those concerned with mathematical logic and axiomatics, the impact of Gödel's 1931  theorems on first-order arithmetic was fairly rapid and positive, although a few notable figures were a little slow to recognize them. But the reception in the mathematical community in general was much slower and more muted. Evidence for this impression is presented from the literature, especially from general books on mathematics. The slowness is itself evidence of the ambiguous attitude that mathematicians have usually shown toward logic. Bibliographies of pertinent works related to the theorems are presented in three tables, and a more general bibliography is also included.
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