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2020 | 17 | 1 | 85-99
Article title

Hans Magnus Enzensberger a teorém bezespornosti

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Hans Magnus Enzensberger and the Incompleteness Theorems
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CS
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This paper deals with the issue of interdisciplinarity in literature, tracing the mathematical influences — and particularly those of the incompleteness theorems by Kurt Gödel — on the literary works of Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Our attention is focused on Enzensberger’s publications in mathematics, on his poem Hommage à Gödel, and his montage epos The Sinking of the Titanic. This paper submits a new, interdisciplinary interpretation of the poem Hommage à Gödel as a kind of art manifesto, and comes to the conclusion that the reason Enzensberger finds the incompleteness theorems so interesting is that they offer a scientific basis for undecidable problems and paradoxes. He applies Gödel’s theorems to literature, where they enable a creative, playful oscillation between two positions or aspects of an undecidable problem and self-reference in literature.
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  • Technická univerzita v Liberci, Fakulta přírodovědně-humanitní a pedagogická, Katedra německého jazyka
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