Daily Archives: September 14, 2009

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Bookmarks for September 8th through September 14th

These are my links for September 8th through September 14th: Jaakko Hintikka, Past, present and future of set theory | PhilPapers – What one can say about the past, present and future of set theory depends on what one expects or at least hopes set theory will accomplish…I begin with a quote from the inaugural lecture in 1903 of my mathematical grandfather, the internationally known Finnish mathematician Ernst Lindelöf. The subject of his lecture was – guess what – Cantor’s set theory. In his conclusion, Lindelöf says of Cantor’s results: For mathematics they have lent new tools and opened up […]