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Author Graham, Loren R.

Title Naming infinity : a true story of religious mysticism and mathematical creativity / Loren Graham and Jean-Michel Kantor
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (x, 239 pages) : illustrations
Contents Storming a monastery -- A crisis in mathematics -- The French trio: Borel, Lebesgue, Baire -- The Russian trio: Egorov, Luzin, Florensky -- Russian mathematics and mysticism -- The legendary Lusitania -- Fates of the Russian trio -- Lusitania and after -- The human in mathematics, then and now
Summary The intellectual drama will attract readers who are interested in mystical religion and the foundations of mathematics. The personal drama will attract readers who are interested in a human tragedy with characters who met their fates with exceptional courage--Freeman Dyson
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-227) and index
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Subject Mathematics -- France -- Philosophy.
Mathematics -- France -- Religious aspects.
Mathematics -- Russia (Federation) -- Philosophy.
Mathematics -- Russia (Federation) -- Religious aspects.
Mysticism -- Russia (Federation)
Set theory.
Form Electronic book
Author Kantor, Jean-Michel.
LC no. 2008041334
ISBN 0674053915 (electronic bk.)
9780674053915 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles True story of religious mysticism and mathematical creativity