Incompleteness


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Incompleteness

Incorruptibility (See HONESTY.)
Unfinished Symphony, The
Schubert’s eighth symphony of two movements instead of the customary four. [Ger. Music: Thompson]
Venus de Milo
classic sculpture, discovered in 1820 with arms missing. [Gk. Art: Brewer Dictionary]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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But we can see that in the proof of Godel's incompleteness theorem, all possible situations are not considered.
Kurt Godel's proof (1931/1986) of the 'incompleteness' of formal systems such as PM is important for many reasons.
The incompleteness of the representation leads necessarily to the statistical nature (incompleteness) of the laws.
"Partly because of this incompleteness, survival calculations based on registry data make UK cancer survival rates seem worse than they really are."
As explained in an obtuse program note by Belgian dramaturge Guy Cools, House picked up on the idea of desire as an act of reaching out to fill a sense of incompleteness. He was also intrigued by the theory that desire can only exist if there is some third entity potentially preventing its consummation.
For example, insofar as the mathematician Kurt Godel's incompleteness theorem is irreducibly paradoxical, it is rational to believe in some paradoxical truths.
But there is a deeper level of incompleteness: the million-plus abortions every year in this country.
I argue that the theme of incompleteness is important in understanding Knecht's life, death, and transformation in educational terms.
We must reconcile the obvious incompleteness of much of life, with our sense that there is a deep, underlying completion.
The Reverend Huw Butler told the congregation how a memorial service had been held in the church back in 1953 but had left "a sense of incompleteness" in that there had never been a formal memorial for those who had lost their lives.
Martin introduces characters in the novel that assume there is purpose for their lives yet feel an incompleteness, a longing for something more.