# Book:Bernhard Bolzano/Paradoxien des Unendlichen

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## Bernhard Bolzano:

## Bernhard Bolzano: *Paradoxien des Unendlichen*

Published $\text {1851}$

In English:

*The Paradoxes of the Infinite*

### Subject Matter

The first instance of the definition of the set.

The nature of infinity, and in particular Galileo's Paradox.

Anticipated some of the later results of Georg Cantor.

### Contents

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## Historical Note

*Paradoxien des Unendlichen* was published in $1851$ after Bolzano's death by one of his students that he had befriended.

It lay unnoticed for some $20$ years.

Some sources state that it was published in $1850$, but this may be a mistake.

## Sources

- 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Bolzano, Bernhard Placidus**(1781-1848) - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Bolzano, Bernhard Placidus**(1781-1848)