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Abstraction and infinity

Author: Paolo Mancosu
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Mancosu offers an original investigation of key notions in mathematics: abstraction and infinity, and their interaction. He gives a historical analysis of the theorizing of definitions by abstraction, and explores a novel approach to measuring the size of infinite sets, showing how this leads to deep mathematical and philosophical problems.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paolo Mancosu
ISBN: 9780191809095 0191809098 9780198746829 0198746822
OCLC Number: 970400886
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Paolo Mancosu.

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This is a very rich and rewarding book. It provides not merely a much-needed, detailed account of the history of so called definitions by abstraction or abstraction principles, but also advances the Read more...

 
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