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'Gödelian' papers, 1958-1997


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Comprises 'Gödelian' papers of J. R. Lucas which relate to the development of his argument of the implications of [Kurt] Gödel's [Incompleteness] Theorem and subsequent talks, papers, discussions and lectures, including summaries of the Lucas-Penrose argument formed with mathematician Roger Penrose. The papers comprise correspondence, drafts, notes, and typescripts, mostly relating to the following of Lucas' 'Gödelian' publications (including retrospect and criticisms):

  1. book The Freedom of the Will 1970, Oxford
  2. 'Minds, Machines and Gödel' Philosophy XXXVI, 1961, pp.112-127
  3. 'Satan Stultified: A rejoinder to Paul Benacerraf'' The Monist 52 (1) Jan 1968, pp.145-158
  4. 'Mechanism: A Rejoinder' Philosophy, 45 (172) 1970, pp.149-151.
  5. 'This Gödel is Killing me: A Rejoinder' Philosophia 6 (1) Mar 1976, pp.145-148
  6. also 'A Exposition of Gödel's Theorem', talk given to the undergraduate philosophy club, King's College London, 1997


  • Creation: 1958-1997

Language of Materials

  • English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 21178/1, 13, 17, 35, 45-46

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom