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Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: Moore, A. W., 1956- Infinite. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2018 (DLC) 2018028020 (OCoLC)1043958084 |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
A W Moore |

ISBN: | 9781351381260 1351381261 |

OCLC Number: | 1061098346 |

Description: | 1 online resource (xxiii, 308 pages) |

Contents: | Early Greek thought -- Aristotle -- Medieval and Renaissance thought -- The calculus -- The rationalists and the empiricists -- Kant -- Post-Kantian metaphysics of the infinite -- The mathematics of the infinite, and the impact of Cantor -- Reactions -- Transfinite mathematics -- The Löwenheim-Skolem theorem -- Gödel's theorem -- Saying and showing -- Infinity assessed. The history reassessed -- Human finitude -- Infinity reassessed. The history reassessed anew -- Learning how to be finite. |

Responsibility: | A. W. Moore. |

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Praise for previous editions'Moore provides a splendid guide through the intellectual history of this powerful and far-reaching idea ... [He] offers a fascinating consideration of the mystical aspects of infinity and the issues of human finitude and death ... very highly recommended for all readers.' - CHOICE'Moore's book provides us with an instructive and authoritative overview of a topic of considerable philosophical importance.' - Roger Penrose, Times Literary Supplement'Moore's book points to deep and unresolved issues in the philosophy of mathematics, and even deeper issues in general philosophy ... It deserves serious study by both mathematicians and philosophers.' - Thomas Tymoczko, Philosophia Mathematica'[Moore's treatment of] the problems with which the history of thought about the infinite confronts us today ... shows that questions concerning the nature and existence of the infinite are still very much alive. [A] highly stimulating account of the nature of infinity and its bold defence of finitism.' - W. L. Craig, International Philosophical Quarterly'In the last three thought-provoking chapters of his book Moore draws heavily, but creatively, on Kant and Wittgenstein. Moore presents an analysis and proposed resolution of the issues that are both stimulating and accessible.' - Mary Tiles, Times Higher Education Supplement Read more...

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- Aristotle.
- antimonies.
- a priori.
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- Cantor.
- calculus.
- Deleuze.
- empiricism.
- finitude.
- Gödel.
- god.
- Hegel.
- Heidegger.
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- Institutionalism.
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