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Cantorian Set Theory and Limitation of Size : Oxford Logic Guides - Michael Hallett

Cantorian Set Theory and Limitation of Size

Oxford Logic Guides

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Published: 27th November 1986
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Cantor's ideas formed the basis for set theory and also for the mathematical treatment of the concept of infinity. The philosophical and heuristic framework he developed had a lasting effect on modern mathematics, and is the recurrent theme of this volume. Hallett explores Cantor's ideas and, in particular, their ramifications for Zermelo-Frankel set theory.


"Here is the first full-length study to do justice both to the mathematical importance of Cantor's work and to the philosophical ideas that governed it....The book is very well informed mathematically, yet much of Hallett's perceptive comment on and his patient and sympathetic interpretation of the philosophical ideas of Cantor and the other founders of set theory will be readily intelligible to nonspecialists, making the book of great interest to mathematician and philosopher alike."--Choice


"Establishes a new plateau for historical comprehension of Cantor's monumental contribution to mathematics."--The American Mathematical Monthly


Foreword by Professor Michael Dummett
Preface
The Cantorian Origins of Set Theory Introduction to Part I: The Background to the Theory of Ordinals
Cantor's Theory of Infinity
The Ordinal Theory of Powers
Cantor's Theory of Number
The Origin of the Limitation of Size Idea
The Limitation of Size Argument and Axiomatic Set Theory Introduction to Part 2
The Limitation of Size Argument
The Completability of Sets
The Zermelo System
Von Neumann's Reinstatement of the Ordinal Theory of Size
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780198532835
ISBN-10: 0198532830
Series: Oxford Logic Guides
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 343
Published: 27th November 1986
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.75  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.6