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11%OFFGraham, Loren, Kantor, Jean-Michel - Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity (Belknap Press) - 9780674032934 - V9780674032934
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Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity (Belknap Press)

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Description for Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity (Belknap Press) Hardcover. Takes us on a mathematical mystery tour, unraveling a tale of political struggles, psychological crises, sexual complexities, and ethical dilemmas. This book focuses on the contest between French and Russian mathematicians who sought answers to one of the oldest puzzles in math: the nature of infinity. Num Pages: 256 pages, 34 halftones, 3 line illustrations. BIC Classification: HRLK2; PBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 218 x 149 x 22. Weight in Grams: 428.
In 1913, Russian imperial marines stormed an Orthodox monastery at Mt. Athos, Greece, to haul off monks engaged in a dangerously heretical practice known as Name Worshipping. Exiled to remote Russian outposts, the monks and their mystical movement went underground. Ultimately, they came across Russian intellectuals who embraced Name Worshipping - and who would achieve one of the biggest mathematical breakthroughs of the twentieth century, going beyond recent French achievements. Loren Graham and Jean-Michel Kantor take us on an exciting mathematical mystery tour as they unravel a bizarre tale of political struggles, psychological crises, sexual complexities, and ethical dilemmas. At ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Number of pages
256
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2009
Condition
New
Weight
428g
Number of Pages
256
Place of Publication
Cambridge, Mass., United States
ISBN
9780674032934
SKU
V9780674032934
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About Graham, Loren, Kantor, Jean-Michel
Loren Graham is Professor of the History of Science, emeritus, at MIT. Jean-Michel Kantor is a mathematician at the Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu in Paris.

Reviews for Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity (Belknap Press)
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

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