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If, like me, you were someone who heard snippets of Cantor’s life and work in This revolution is the subject of Joseph Dauben’s important studythe most. GEORG CANTOR. His Mathematics and Philosophy of the Infinite. Joseph Warren Dauben. HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Stahl, Stanley H. Review: Joseph Warren Dauben, Georg Cantor, his mathematics and philosophy of the infinite. Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 2 (), no.

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Alberto Trombetta rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Books by Joseph Warren Dauben. No keywords specified fix it. Princeton University PressOct 10, – Mathematics – pages. Set theory has been widely adopted in mathematics and philosophy, but the controversy surrounding it at the turn canntor the century remains of great interest.

That is one dense book. One of the greatest revolutions in mathematics occurred when Georg Cantor promulgated his theory of transfinite sets. dauebn

Georg Cantor: His Mathematics and Philosophy of the Infinite by Joseph Warren Dauben

History of Western Philosophy. John Myhill – – Synthese 60 1: Cantoe rated it it was amazing Jun 16, More so because naturally most of these results didn’t make use of set theory, so things feel a lot harder to modern eyes than they have to be.

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In Cantor you get a driven, explicitly religious motivation driving nearly all his work, and also helping him fend of the slings and arrows of finitists and intuitionists alike. Joey rated it it was amazing Aug 10, No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Cantor on Frege’s Foundations of Arithmetic: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. His religious beliefs led him to expect paradoxes in any concept of the infinite, and he always retained his belief in the utter veracity of transfinite set theory.

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Lenhardt Stevens rated it really liked it Oct 11, Disclaimers aside, Dauben did a staggeringly impressive job at trying to get an accurate picture of Cantor in all facets of his life. Sign in Create an account. The Infinite in Philosophy of Mathematics. This revolution is the subject of Joseph Dauben’s important studythe most thorough yet writtenof the philosopher and mathematician who was once called a “corrupter of youth” I’ve always thought that Cantor resembled Leibniz in a lot of ways, but at this point I’m more convinced that they’re very nearly the same person.

All in all, the book is a really in-depth look at Cantor’s work to the point where some people might call it pedantic at uncharitable moments when you might want to say “yes, we KNOW what alephs are, I don’t need EVERY STEP of his first, probably unpolished work to get it!

This revolution is the subject of Joseph Dauben’s important studythe most thorough yet writtenof the philosopher and mathematician who was once called a “corrupter of youth” for an innovation that is now a vital component of elementary school cu One of the greatest revolutions in mathematics occurred when Georg Cantor promulgated his theory of transfinite sets.

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Georg Cantor: His Mathematics and Philosophy of the Infinite

But be warned to pay attention, because there’s an awful lot of uncensored analysis in the mathematical sense whenever the author wants you to understand some part of Cantor’s work. Neil Delaney rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Carlo Proietti – – History and Philosophy of Logic 29 4: Sign in to use this feature. This revolution is the subject of Joseph Dauben’s important studythe most thorough yet writtenof the philosopher and mathematician who was once called a “corrupter of youth” for an innovation that is now a vital component of elementary school curricula.

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David Olmsted rated it really liked it May 05, However, on the whole, Dauben makes the case that he was the perfect person to introduce set theory and the transfinite numbers to the mathematicians of his day, since it absolutely required the diligent work and strength of will Cantor possessed to get establish the existence of transfinite numbers around the protests of Kronecker and his followers and co-belligerents. The Philosophy of Set Theory: May 22, Joseph rated it really liked it.

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