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The Continuous and the Infinitesimal in Mathematics and Philosophy

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This book has a double purpose. First, to trace the historical development of the concepts of the continuous and the infinitesimal; and second, to describe the ways in which these two concepts are treated in contemporary mathematics. So the first part of the book is largely philsophical, while the second is almost exclusively mathematical. In writing the book I have found ...more
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Published September 8th 2008 by Polimetrica, International Scientific Publisher
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John Bell (b. March 25, 1945) is professor of Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. In 2006-07, he was named the first Graham and Gail Wright Faculty of Arts Distinguished Scholar at the University of Western Ontario. In 2009, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was admitted on a scholarship to Oxford University at the age of ...more
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