On Some Much Maligned Remarks of Wittgenstein on Gödel



In Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics Wittegnstein discusses an argument that goes from Gödel’s incompleteness result to the conclusion that some truths of mathematics are unprovable. Wittegnstein takes issue with this argument. Wittegnstein’s remarks in this connection have received very negative reaction from some very prominent people, for example, Gödel and Dummett. The paper is a defense of what Wittegnstein has to say about the argument in question.