The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands. To Infinity and Beyond. Eli Maor. To Infinity and Beyond A Cultural History of the Infinite. With Illustrations and 6 Color Plates. Birkhauser Boston· Basel·. To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite, Eli Maor. (reprint of Birkhauser edition) pp., illustrations, paper $ ISBN.
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To Infinity and Beyond: In that kinship Maor opens obliquely as well the portal on the infinite that Kant and many others found in the moral law.
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To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite by Eli Maor
Sep 22, Remo rated it really liked it Shelves: Leah rated it really liked it Oct 11, Eli Maor is a teacher of the history of mathematics who has successfully popularized his subject with the general public through a series of informative and entertaining books. View freely available titles: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Return to Book Page.
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Jul 18, Chris Lawnsby rated it really liked it. A Cultural History of the Infinite. The Story of a Number,” Maor uses anecdotes, excursions and essays to illustrate that number’s importance to mathematics.
In organization and character this earlier work of Maor’s foreshadows the better edited Princeton published “e: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Pretty interesting book amor infinity. Mqor his frequent allusions to various intrusions of infinity into Judaism, Islam, and Christianity offer at least bfyond cultural lens on the Good as well.
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Escher; from the ornamental designs of the Moslems, to the sage Giordano Bruno, whose belief in an infinite universe led to his death at the hands of the Inquisition. Young Limited preview – Books by Eli Maor.
To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite
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Beau Smith rated it liked it Apr 08, Contact Contact Us Help. Highly recommended for those interested in infinity and the historical, philosophical, and cultural connections. Catmampbell rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Aug 13, Ann rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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Although never replacing face-to-face interactions, networks hold great potential for improving performance in areas such as customer service, product design or production. Escher; from the ornamental designs of the Moslems, to the sage Giordano Bruno, whose belief in an infinit Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences.
That said, this is a finely felt, thoughtfully designed, and beautiful work that largely carries through in clarity an exploration of mathematical, geometric, aesthetic, and cosmological infinity. A very readable exposition on history of the concept of infinity.