Coverart for item
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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oppy, Graham
Index
index present
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 (p. 297-309) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Beginnings and puzzles.
  • p. 7
  • 2.
  • Mathematical preliminaries.
  • p. 20
  • 3.
  • Some cases discussed.
  • p. 48
  • 4.
  • Space, time, and spacetime.
  • p. 90
  • 5.
  • Physical infinities.
  • p. 133
  • 6.
  • Probability and decision theory.
  • p. 160
  • 7.
  • Mereology.
  • p. 201
  • 8.
  • Some philosophical considerations.
  • p. 231
  • 9.
  • Infinite regress and sufficient reason.
  • p. 275
Control code
ocm61211277
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 316 p.
Isbn
9780521860673
Lccn
2005021715
Label
Philosophical perspectives on infinity, Graham Oppy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-309) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Beginnings and puzzles.
  • p. 7
  • 2.
  • Mathematical preliminaries.
  • p. 20
  • 3.
  • Some cases discussed.
  • p. 48
  • 4.
  • Space, time, and spacetime.
  • p. 90
  • 5.
  • Physical infinities.
  • p. 133
  • 6.
  • Probability and decision theory.
  • p. 160
  • 7.
  • Mereology.
  • p. 201
  • 8.
  • Some philosophical considerations.
  • p. 231
  • 9.
  • Infinite regress and sufficient reason.
  • p. 275
Control code
ocm61211277
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 316 p.
Isbn
9780521860673
Lccn
2005021715

Library Locations

    • Sydney Jones LibraryBorrow it
      Chatham Street, Liverpool, L7 7BD, GB
      53.403069 -2.963723
Processing Feedback ...