id: 05230956
dt: b
an: 2010f.00577
au: Heuser, Harro
ti: Infinities. News from the Grand Canyon of spirit. (Unendlichkeiten.
Nachrichten aus dem Grand Canyon des Geistes.)
so: Wiesbaden: Vieweg (ISBN 978-3-8351-0119-7/hbk). xii, 228~p. (2008).
py: 2008
pu: Wiesbaden: Vieweg
la: DE
cc: E20
ut: mathematics and the infinite; history of philosophy; paradoxes of the
infinite; Georg Cantor
ci:
li:
ab: This extended essay offers a tour dâ€™horizon through the numerous
approaches toward the notion of the infinite that appeared since the
times of the ancient Greeks, and leads up to the basic ideas of
Cantorâ€™s achievements. The contexts are philosophical as well as
theological, occasionally also mathematical. The form of the
presentation, a sort of a well-educated cosy chat, an intelligent small
talk, makes this smoothly readable text well suited not only for
philosophically interested mathematicians, but also for the interested
non-mathematician.
rv: Siegfried J. Gottwald (Leipzig)