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Understanding the infinite

Author: Shaughan Lavine
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Blending history, philosophy, mathematics and logic, this text provides an account of the origins of the modern mathematical theory of the infinite. Describing the applications of the infinite in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shaughan Lavine
ISBN: 0674920961 9780674920965
OCLC Number: 29594608
Description: ix, 372 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Introduction --
II. Infinity, Mathematics' Persistent Suitor --
III. Sets of Points --
IV. What Are Sets? --
V. The Axiomatization of Set Theory --
VI. Knowing the Infinite --
VII. Leaps of Faith --
VIII. From Here to Infinity --
IX. Extrapolations.
Responsibility: Shaughan Lavine.

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How, in a finite world, does one obtain any knowledge about the infinite? Lavine argues that intuitions about the infinite derive from facts about the finite mathematics of indefinitely large Read more...

 
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