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 "'The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite.' David Hilbert (18621943). 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 worldrenowned researchers in the fields of mathematics, physics, cosmology, philosophy, and theology offer a rich intellectual exchange among various current viewpoints, rather than 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"Provided by publisher
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xiii, 311 p
 Contents

 Introduction / Rudy Rucker
 Part I. Perspectives on infinity from history : 1. Infinity as a transformative concept in science and theology / Wolfgang Achtner
 Part II. Perspectives on infinity from mathematics : 2. The mathematical infinity / Enrico Bombieri ; 3. Warning signs of a possible collapse of contemporary mathematics / Edward Nelson
 Part III. Technical perspectives on infinity from advanced mathematics : 4. The realm of the infinite / W. Hugh Woodin ; 5. A potential subtlety concerning the distinction between determinism and nondeterminism / W. Hugh Woodin ; 6. Concept calculus : much better than / Harvey M. Friedman
 Part IV. Perspectives on infinity from physics and cosmology : 7. Some considerations on infinity in physics / Carlo Rovelli ; 8. Cosmological intimations of infinity / Anthony Aguirre ; 9. Infinity and the nostalgia of the stars/ Marco Bersanelli ; 10. Infinities in cosmology / Michael Heller
 Part V. Perspectives on infinity from philosophy and theology : 11. God and infinity : directions for future research / Graham Oppy ; 12. Notes on the concept of the infinite in the history of Western metaphysics / David Bentley Hart ; 13. God and infinity : theological insights from Cantor's mathematics / Robert J. Russell ; 14. A partially skeptical response to Hart and Russell / Denys A. Turner
 Label
 Infinity : new research frontiers
 Title
 Infinity
 Title remainder
 new research frontiers
 Statement of responsibility
 edited by Michael Heller, W. Hugh Woodin
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "'The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite.' David Hilbert (18621943). 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 worldrenowned researchers in the fields of mathematics, physics, cosmology, philosophy, and theology offer a rich intellectual exchange among various current viewpoints, rather than 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"Provided by publisher
 Cataloging source
 MiAaPQ
 Index
 index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents

 dictionaries
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName

 Heller, Michał
 Woodin, W. H.
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 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Infinite
 Mathematics
 Label
 Infinity : new research frontiers, edited by Michael Heller, W. Hugh Woodin, (electronic resource)
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Color
 multicolored
 Contents
 Introduction / Rudy Rucker  Part I. Perspectives on infinity from history : 1. Infinity as a transformative concept in science and theology / Wolfgang Achtner  Part II. Perspectives on infinity from mathematics : 2. The mathematical infinity / Enrico Bombieri ; 3. Warning signs of a possible collapse of contemporary mathematics / Edward Nelson  Part III. Technical perspectives on infinity from advanced mathematics : 4. The realm of the infinite / W. Hugh Woodin ; 5. A potential subtlety concerning the distinction between determinism and nondeterminism / W. Hugh Woodin ; 6. Concept calculus : much better than / Harvey M. Friedman  Part IV. Perspectives on infinity from physics and cosmology : 7. Some considerations on infinity in physics / Carlo Rovelli ; 8. Cosmological intimations of infinity / Anthony Aguirre ; 9. Infinity and the nostalgia of the stars/ Marco Bersanelli ; 10. Infinities in cosmology / Michael Heller  Part V. Perspectives on infinity from philosophy and theology : 11. God and infinity : directions for future research / Graham Oppy ; 12. Notes on the concept of the infinite in the history of Western metaphysics / David Bentley Hart ; 13. God and infinity : theological insights from Cantor's mathematics / Robert J. Russell ; 14. A partially skeptical response to Hart and Russell / Denys A. Turner
 Control code
 EBC691951
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 xiii, 311 p
 Form of item

 online
 electronic
 Reproduction note
 Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
 Specific material designation
 remote
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 (MiAaPQ)EBC691951
 (AuPeEL)EBL691951
 (CaPaEBR)ebr10469140
 (CaONFJC)MIL311268
 (OCoLC)723945767
 Label
 Infinity : new research frontiers, edited by Michael Heller, W. Hugh Woodin, (electronic resource)
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Color
 multicolored
 Contents
 Introduction / Rudy Rucker  Part I. Perspectives on infinity from history : 1. Infinity as a transformative concept in science and theology / Wolfgang Achtner  Part II. Perspectives on infinity from mathematics : 2. The mathematical infinity / Enrico Bombieri ; 3. Warning signs of a possible collapse of contemporary mathematics / Edward Nelson  Part III. Technical perspectives on infinity from advanced mathematics : 4. The realm of the infinite / W. Hugh Woodin ; 5. A potential subtlety concerning the distinction between determinism and nondeterminism / W. Hugh Woodin ; 6. Concept calculus : much better than / Harvey M. Friedman  Part IV. Perspectives on infinity from physics and cosmology : 7. Some considerations on infinity in physics / Carlo Rovelli ; 8. Cosmological intimations of infinity / Anthony Aguirre ; 9. Infinity and the nostalgia of the stars/ Marco Bersanelli ; 10. Infinities in cosmology / Michael Heller  Part V. Perspectives on infinity from philosophy and theology : 11. God and infinity : directions for future research / Graham Oppy ; 12. Notes on the concept of the infinite in the history of Western metaphysics / David Bentley Hart ; 13. God and infinity : theological insights from Cantor's mathematics / Robert J. Russell ; 14. A partially skeptical response to Hart and Russell / Denys A. Turner
 Control code
 EBC691951
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 xiii, 311 p
 Form of item

 online
 electronic
 Reproduction note
 Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number

 (MiAaPQ)EBC691951
 (AuPeEL)EBL691951
 (CaPaEBR)ebr10469140
 (CaONFJC)MIL311268
 (OCoLC)723945767
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