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Friday, January 20, 2006

Zeno's paradoxes, Hotel Infinity and more...

Ever heard of Zeno's paradoxes?

Zeno's paradoxes are a set of paradoxes devised by Zeno of Elea to support a doctrine that "all is one" and that contrary to the evidence of our senses, the belief in plurality and change is mistaken, and in particular that motion is nothing but an illusion.

Several of Zeno's eight surviving paradoxes are essentially equivalent to one another; and most of them were regarded, even in ancient times, as very easy to refute. Three of the strongest and most famous—that of Achilles and the tortoise, the Dichotomy argument, and that of an arrow in flight have given rise to lots of theorists to prove and disprove....

When turn-of-the-century mathematician Georg Cantor approached the subject of infinity with mathematical rigor, he encountered many paradoxes.

At the Hotel Infinity, these paradoxes come to life. The paradox told as a humorous narrative, featuring a hotel owner and a building contractor based on the feuding 19th-century mathematicians Georg Cantor and Leopold Kronecker.

Hotel Infinity, No Vacancy


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