## 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

### Contents

Infinities in the Mindscape | 37 |

Connections | 52 |

Transfinite Numbers | 69 |

Copyright | |

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Infinity and the Mind: The Science and Philosophy of the Infinite Rudy Rucker No preview available - 1997 |

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Absolute Infinite actually infinite alef-one argument atoms axioms basic Berry paradox billion words called cardinal number code numbers complete conceivable property concept consciousness consistent countable decimal expansion defined definite describe digits discussed exist extendible cardinals fact Figure finite description formal system Georg Cantor given Godel's Incompleteness Theorem human idea inaccessible inaccessible cardinals Incompleteness Theorem infinite number infinite sets infinitesimal infinity instance Kurt Godel language large cardinals Liar paradox logical mathematicians meaningful formulas means mind Mindscape multiplicity mystical nameable natural numbers never notion objects one-to-one One/Many problem ordinals less particles philosophy physical proof provable prove Pythagoreans question rational real number Reflection Principle 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 York zero