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Genre/Form: | Electronic books History |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: Ferreirós Domínguez, José. Labyrinth of thought. Basel, Switzerland ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2007 (DLC) 2007931860 (OCoLC)171555512 |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
José Ferreirós Domínguez |

ISBN: | 9783764383503 376438350X 3764383496 9783764383497 |

OCLC Number: | 302342325 |

Description: | 1 online resource (xxv, 466 pages) : illustrations, portraits |

Contents: | The Emergence of Sets within Mathematics -- Institutional and Intellectual Contexts in German Mathematics, 1800-1870 -- A New Fundamental Notion: Riemann's Manifolds -- Dedekind and the Set-theoretical Approach to Algebra -- The Real Number System -- Origins of the Theory of Point-Sets -- Entering the Labyrinth-Toward Abstract Set Theory -- The Notion of Cardinality and the Continuum Hypothesis -- Sets and Maps as a Foundation for Mathematics -- The Transfinite Ordinals and Cantor's Mature Theory -- In Search of an Axiom System -- Diffusion, Crisis, and Bifurcation: 1890 to 1914 -- Logic and Type Theory in the Interwar Period -- Consolidation of Axiomatic Set Theory. |

Responsibility: | José Ferreirós. |

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### Abstract:

"Jose Ferreiros has written a magisterial account of the history of set theory which is panoramic, balanced, and engaging.
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From the book reviews:"The book is a thorough, deep, fascinating work. It is not only recommended, it is compulsory for anyone interested in the history of mathematical ideas." (Laszlo I. Szabo, Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum (Szeged), Vol. 75 (1-2), 2009) Read more...

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