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Infinity

Saturday 14th October 2017 8:00 PM

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A talk by Dr Adrian Moore, Professor of Philosophy and Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford

The brilliant nineteenth-century German mathematician Georg Cantor produced the first rigorous, systematic, mathematical theory of the infinite.

It was work of genius, quite unlike anything that had gone before.  And it had some remarkable consequences.  Cantor showed that some infinities are bigger than others; that we can devise precise mathematical tools for measuring these different infinite sizes; and that we can perform calculations with them.  In this talk Adrian Moore will present some of the main features of Cantor’s theory, raising a few philosophical questions along the way.

Venue: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG, booking required - see button on the top right of this page.

Free.

Please note the revised time for the event.

Photo by Mim Saxl Photography

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