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Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity

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Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity by Graham Oppy
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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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
January 29th, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1 Tables, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
336
Dimensions
152x229x19
ISBN-13
9780521108096
Product ID
2953088

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