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Cantor, Georg (1845–1918)

Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


German mathematician, born in St Petersburg, Russia, Professor, University of Halle. Cantor's account of set theory and transfinite arithmetic established the basis of the logicist program of deriving mathematics from set theory and the mathematics of infinity. His treatment of the ordering of infinite sets, continuity and discontinuity, and the paradoxes of set theory have all had major consequences for mathematics and philosophy. His works are contained in Gesammelte Abhandlungen (1932). ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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