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"Infinity and the Mind can be read and enjoyed by experts and nonexperts alike. Rudy Rucker is a talented logician who draws on his talents as a science-fiction writer and cartoonist to convey his ideas. This makes for not only a solid, accurate, and informative book but also a good read."--Thomas Tymoczko, Smith College
"Informal, amusing, witty, profound. . . . In an extraordinary burst of creative energy, Rudy Rucker has managed to bring together every aspect of mathematical infinity. . . . A dizzying glimpse into that boundless region of blinding light where the mysteries of transcendence shatter the clarity of logic, set theory, proof theory, and contemporary physics."--Martin Gardner
I won't comment on the content of the book, but I would like to comment on the Kindle edition that I bought. Read morePublished 19 months ago by urbanix
Imagine searching for notions and uses of infinity in a wide range of intellectual disciplines and then weaving them together into a pretty fabric that can be understood by a... Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by bearieq
Of course a book about infinity is going to be mind bending. As I have read it, I am continually amazed by the various approaches that Dr Van Rucker takes in approaching this... Read morePublished on July 28, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Rucker does a good job in Chapters 2, 3 & 5, on transfinite numbers, paradoxes, the one/many problem, truth, nameability... Read morePublished on July 2, 2011 by André Gargoura
As a university professor I read zillions of, frankly often quite dreadful, mathematics and physics and astronomy books. I read this one when it first came out in 1982. Read morePublished on May 10, 2011 by William D. Fusfield
Firstly, please ignore the silly one and two star reviews. They seems to be written by
cranks. For reasons unknown to me Set Theory seems to attract cranks who get very... Read more
The modern theories of the infinite were invented by Georg Cantor, though there's no notable starting date, as they emerged in a series of papers. Read morePublished on June 26, 2010 by Rerevisionist
I've always been facinated with the concept of infinity. Having been a math minor I figured the math wouldn't be all that bad; however, after the first 100 pages, the book became... Read morePublished on September 6, 2008 by J.S.