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Understanding the Infinite

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$37.00 • £27.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674921177

Publication: January 1998

Short

376 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 line illustrations

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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.