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Understanding the Infinite

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How can the infinite, a subject so remote from our finite experience, be an everyday tool for the working of a mathematician? Blending history, philosophy, mathematics, and logic, the author seeks to answers this question. Making use of the mathematical work of Jan Mycielski, he demonstrates that knowledge of the infinite is possible, even according to strict standards tha ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published January 13th 1998 by Harvard University Press (first published September 23rd 1994)
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