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The Resource Philosophical perspectives on infinity, Graham Oppy

Philosophical perspectives on infinity, Graham Oppy

Label
Philosophical perspectives on infinity
Title
Philosophical perspectives on infinity
Statement of responsibility
Graham Oppy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 analyzes the many puzzles and paradoxes that follow in the train of the infinite. Even simple notions, such as counting, adding, and maximizing, 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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oppy, Graham
Dewey number
111/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
BD411
LC item number
.O67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Infinite
Label
Philosophical perspectives on infinity, Graham Oppy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Physical infinities
  • 6.
  • Probability and decision theory
  • 7.
  • Mereology
  • 8.
  • Some philosophical considerations
  • 9.
  • Infinite regress and sufficient reason
  • 1.
  • Beginnings and puzzles
  • 2.
  • Mathematical preliminaries
  • 3.
  • Some cases discussed
  • 4.
  • Space, time, and spacetime
Control code
61211277
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780521860673
Lccn
2005021715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Philosophical perspectives on infinity, Graham Oppy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Physical infinities
  • 6.
  • Probability and decision theory
  • 7.
  • Mereology
  • 8.
  • Some philosophical considerations
  • 9.
  • Infinite regress and sufficient reason
  • 1.
  • Beginnings and puzzles
  • 2.
  • Mathematical preliminaries
  • 3.
  • Some cases discussed
  • 4.
  • Space, time, and spacetime
Control code
61211277
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780521860673
Lccn
2005021715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Subject

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