Georg Cantor: The Personal Matrix of His Mathematics

  title={Georg Cantor: The Personal Matrix of His Mathematics},
  author={J. Dauben},
  pages={534 - 550}
  • J. Dauben
  • Published 1978
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Isis
H ISTORIANS OF MATHEMATICS are generally accustomed to discussing ideas rather than individuals. A mathematician's personal life and his mathematics are frequently regarded as wholly separate, the former providing human interest while the latter comprises the heart of the matter. But the analysis of personality, in particular that of creative individuals, can reveal a great deal about the nature of discovery. In Georg Cantor's case this is especially true. If one were to consult only the… Expand
2 Citations
CHAPTER 28 – Georg Cantor (1845–1918)
  • 4
Fractal Geometry of Nature
  • 15,562


See the transcriptions of the document in Grattan - Guinness , " The Correspondence between Georg Cantor and Philip Jourdain , " Jahresber . Deut . Math
  • 1971