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Understanding the Infinite
by Shaughan Lavine
Harvard University Press, 1998
Cloth: 978-0-674-92096-5 | Paper: 978-0-674-92117-7 | eISBN: 978-0-674-03999-5
Library of Congress Classification QA8.4.L38 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 511.322

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
How can the infinite, a subject so remote from our finite experience, be an everyday tool for the working mathematician? Blending history, philosophy, mathematics, and logic, Shaughan Lavine answers this question with exceptional clarity. Making use of the mathematical work of Jan Mycielski, he demonstrates that knowledge of the infinite is possible, even according to strict standards that require some intuitive basis for knowledge.

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