## Infinity and the mind: the science and philosophy of the infinite |

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#### LibraryThing Review

User Review - MaowangVater - LibraryThingIn the 1981 preface Rucker writes, “This book discusses every kind of infinity: potential and actual, mathematical and physical, the ontological and the mundane.” The main line of argument is ... Read full review

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User Review - Packrat - LibraryThingThe contents of this book is best used in 50 lb bags, available at most lawn & garden stores. You would get a better grasp of infinity by overdosing on dextromethorphan than by reading this tripe. The basic concept of a true infinity escapes Mr. Rucker throughout the whole book. Read full review

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Absolute Infinite actually infinite alef-one argument atoms axioms basic Berry paradox billion words called cardinal number code numbers conceivable property concept consistent Continuum countable decimal expansion defined definite describe digits discussed exist fact Figure finite description formal system Georg Cantor given Godel's Incompleteness Theorem Hilbert human idea inaccessible Incompleteness Theorem infinite number infinite sets infinitesimal infinity Kurt Godel large cardinals Liar paradox logical mathematical mathematicians meaningful formulas means measurable cardinals mind Mindscape multiplicity mystical nameable natural numbers never nite notion objects one-to-one One/Many problem ordinals less particles philosophy physical proof provable prove question rational real number Reflection Principle regress robots Rudy Rucker rules sense sentence sequence set of natural set theory sort space space-time statement strings of symbols subsets tetration thing tion Total Library true truth machine Wheelie Willie York zero