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George Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel, and Alan Turning: “The Vertigo of the Modern”

A roller coaster ride for your mind — have a look at this documentary, “Dangerous Knowledge,” on the work of Georg Cantor, Kurt Gödel, and Alan Turing. YouTube changes its offerings for all sorts of reasons, so you might need search a bit if this video link goes bad. At one point, the narrator uses a most memorable phrase to characterize what it is to be “modern”— I can only paraphrase:

The vertigo of the modern: the whirlpool of thinking about thinking about thinking about thinking . . .

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