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The Infinity Delusion
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,460. Language: American English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Mathematics, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Philosophy of Science
The book asks why people might believe that numbers ‘exist’, rather than simply being a concept of our minds? In particular, why should we believe that numbers that consist of the sum of an infinite number of other numbers added together exist? This book presents a convincing argument against the independent 'existence' of such concepts.
The Shackles of Conviction
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,120. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
If you encountered something that you thought had to be wrong, what would you do? Would you try to prove that it was wrong? That’s what happens when Ralph McNeil encounters Kurt Gödel’s proof of Incompleteness. He sets out to prove it wrong. This is the story of how he tries to prove it wrong. It is also the story about the inner turmoil of the man who wrote the proof - Kurt Gödel.