Infinity: New Research Frontiers (Hardback)
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Infinity: New Research Frontiers (Hardback)

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Hardback 326 Pages / Published: 07/02/2011
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This interdisciplinary study of infinity explores the concept through the prism of mathematics and then offers more expansive investigations in areas beyond mathematical boundaries to reflect the broader, deeper implications of infinity for human intellectual thought. More than a dozen world-renowned researchers in the fields of mathematics, physics, cosmology, philosophy and theology offer a rich intellectual exchange among various current viewpoints, rather than displaying a static picture of accepted views on infinity. The book starts with a historical examination of the transformation of infinity from a philosophical and theological study to one dominated by mathematics. It then offers technical discussions on the understanding of mathematical infinity. Following this, the book considers the perspectives of physics and cosmology: can infinity be found in the real universe? Finally, the book returns to questions of philosophical and theological aspects of infinity.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107003873
Number of pages: 326
Weight: 780 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 19 mm


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'... Infinity: New Research Frontiers is an excellent collection from some first-rate philosophers. The importance of the contributors along with the high quality of their pieces make this a volume worth reading.' Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations
"On the whole, Infinity: New Research Frontiers is an excellent collection from some first-rate philosophers. The importance of the contributors along with the high quality of their pieces make this a volume worth reading." Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations

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