FOM: Paradoxes and their role in the history of mathematics

Andrew Gray agray at
Fri Apr 28 07:16:30 EDT 2000

I have been thinking about how paradoxes have affected the history 
of mathematics, either by motivating their ``resolution'' or 
avoidance.  However there doesn't appear to be much literature on 
the subject, or perhaps I'm just looking in the wrong places.  If 
anyone is aware of any published work that focuses on this 
question, I would be grateful if they would let me know, via the list 
or in private.  Either way I will post a summary of the relevant 
material that I find.   

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