Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity

Cambridge University Press (2006)
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This book is an exploration of philosophical questions about infinity. Graham Oppy examines how the infinite lurks everywhere, both in science and in our ordinary thoughts about the world. He also analyses the many puzzles and paradoxes that follow in the train of the infinite. Even simple notions, such as counting, adding and maximising present serious difficulties. Other topics examined include the nature of space and time, infinities in physical science, infinities in theories of probability and decision, the nature of part/whole relations, mathematical theories of the infinite, and infinite regression and principles of sufficient reason.
Keywords infinity  Hilbert's Hotel  Ross Urn  Two Envelopes  Zeno  Zeno's Paradoxes  Achilles and the Tortoise  Tristram Shandy  Cantor  Set Theory
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Call number BD411.O67 2006
ISBN(s) 9780511190148   9780521108096
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