Table of contents for Labyrinth of thought : a history of set theory and its role in modern mathematics / Jose Ferreiros.


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Institutional and Intellectual Contexts in German Mathematics, 1800-1870.- A New Fundamental Notion: Riemann's Manifolds.- Dedekind and the Set-theoretical Approach to Algebra.- The Real Number System.- Origins of the Theory of Point-Sets.- The Notion of Cardinality and the Continuum Hypothesis.- Sets and Maps as a Foundation for Mathematics.- The Transfinite Ordinals and Cantor's Mature Theory.- Diffusion, Crisis, and Bifurcation: 1890 to 1914.- Logic and Type Theory in the Interwar Period.- Consolidation of Axiomatic Set Theory.


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Set theory -- History.