# Labyrinth of Thought: A History of Set Theory and Its Role in Modern Mathematics (Science Networks. Historical Studies) ebook

## by Jose Ferreiros,Erwin Hiebert,Eberhard Knobloch,Erhard Scholz

Authors: Ferreiros, Jose.

Authors: Ferreiros, Jose.

Labyrinth of Thought discusses the emergence and development of set theory and the set-theoretic approach to mathematics during the period 1850-1940. Rather than focusing on the pivotal figure of Georg Cantor, it analyzes his work and the emergence of transfinite set theory within the broader context of the rise of modern mathematics. The text has a tripartite structure.

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Labyrinth of Thought, by José Ferreirrós, published this year in its second revised . Thereafter the book’s Part Three addresses the further evolution of se. .

Ferreirós makes his case via a two-pronged analysis: Part One of Labyrinth of Thought concerns the way in which crypto-set theory answered the indicated calls from algebra, arithmetic, and geometry; Part Two then addresses Cantor’s work on infinity and the continuum with Dedekind also cast in a major role

"José Ferreirós has written a magisterial account of the history of set theory which is panoramic, balanced, and engaging. Not only does this book synthesize much previous work and provide fresh insights and points of view, but it also features a major innovation, a full-fledged treatment of the emergence of the set-theoretic approach in mathematics from the early nineteenth century. This takes up Part One of the book. Part Two analyzes the crucial developments in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, above all the work of Cantor, but also Dedekind and the interaction between the two. Lastly, Part Three details the development of set theory up to 1950, taking account of foundational questions and the emergence of the modern axiomatization." (Bulletin of Symbolic Logic)