The concept of infinity is one of the most important, and at the same time, one of the most mysterious concepts of science. Already in antiquity many philosophers and mathematicians pondered over its contradictory nature. In mathematics, the contradictions connected with infinity intensified after the creation, at the end of the 19th century, of the theory of infinite sets and the subsequent discovery, soon after, of paradoxes in this theory. At the time, many scientists ignored the paradoxes and used set theory extensively ...

In Search of Infinity 2013, Birkhauser

ISBN-13: 9781461269151

Softcover Reprint of the Origi edition

Trade paperback

In Search of Infinity 1995, Birkhauser, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780817638191

3rd 1995 edition