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Author: Ferreirós Domínguez, José Manuel
Department: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Filosofía y Lógica y Filosofía de la Ciencia
Date: 2004
Published in: Science in Context, 17(1/2), 49-83
Document type: Article
Abstract: The celebrated “creation” of transfinite set theory by Georg Cantor has been studied in detail by historians of mathematics. However, it has generally been overlooked that his research program cannot be adequately explained as an outgrowth of the ...
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/40318

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0269889704000055

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