A Brief History of Infinity

by Paolo Zellini

In A Brief History of Infinity, the infinite in all its forms – viewed from the perspective of mathematicians, philosophers, and theologians – is explored, as Zellini strives to explain this fundamentalprinciple.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.75 out of 5
  • Published December 28th 2005 by Penguin Global
  • Original Title: Breve storia dell'infinito
  • ISBN: 0141007621 (ISBN13: 9780141007625)
  • Edition Language: English

In A Brief History of Infinity, the infinite in all its forms – viewed from the perspective of mathematicians, philosophers, and theologians – is explored, as Zellini strives to explain this fundamental principle. What is the difference between trueand false infinity? How might we explain away the puzzle of Zeno’s paradox? And how is the concept of infinity helping us as we wrestle with the fundamental uncertainties of the quantum world? Paolo Zellini shows that the concept of the infinite is a multifaceted one, and eloquently demonstrates the manner in which humanity has attempted to comprehend that concept for millenia.