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Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity

Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity

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  • Date Published: April 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521860673

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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.

    • Provides detailed treatment of a wide range of puzzles about infinity and the infinite
    • Discusses the role of the infinite in many different parts of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science and mathematics
    • Addresses questions in metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of science that are of the utmost importance for philosophy of religion
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    "I did encounter some new and provocative examples beyond the standard fare of Zeno's paradox and Hilbert's Hotel, and the meticulous framing of each conundrum and possible resolutions was fascinating and worth the effort." - MAA Review Bonnie Shulman, Bates College

    "...read this book." Mathematical Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521860673
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Beginnings and puzzles
    2. Mathematical preliminaries
    3. Some cases discussed
    4. Space, time, and spacetime
    5. Physical infinities
    6. Probability and decision theory
    7. Mereology
    8. Philosophical theories
    9. Infinite regress and sufficient reason.

  • Author

    Graham Oppy, Monash University, Victoria
    Graham Oppy is Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University in Australia. He is the author of Ontological Arguments and Belief in God and Arguing about Gods (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and has received fellowships from the Australian Research Council. He is associate editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy and sits on the editorial boards of Philo, Religious Studies, and Sophia.

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