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As such, if you didn’t get relatively far through an undergraduate math program, you’ll feel really lost. Cantor’s own faith in his theory was partly theological.
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Alberto Trombetta rated it it was amazing Feb 14, You’ll get a really good look at the personality that led to set theory and the transfinite numbers, cabtor actual work he did to get there, and even more illuminating, the mathematical and philosophical context Cantor was embedded in, and how the finitists, logicists, formalists, platonists, neo-Thomists and others burst into open conflict over something that now seems not just simple, but even “intuitive”.
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