How To Count Past Infinity

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I am extremely grateful to mathematician Hugh Woodin, Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at Harvard, for taking the time on multiple occasions to discuss this topic with me so I could continue to try to wrap my finite head around it.

I’m also grateful to David Eisenbud, the Director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, for his help and for connecting me with Hugh Woodin.

And of course, big thanks to Brady Haran who created the “mile of pi” seen in this video. Brady connected me with the above mathematicians in the first place. His maths channel, Numberphile, is superb: https://www.youtube.com/user/numberphile

BOOKS related to these topics I recommend:

“The Outer Limits of Reason” by Noson S. Panofsky: http://amzn.com/0262019353
“Infinity and The Mind” by Rudy Rucker: http://amzn.com/0691121273
“Roads to Infinity” by John C. Stilwell: http://amzn.com/1568814666
“More Precisely: The Math You Need to Do Philosophy” by Eric Steinhart: http://amzn.com/1551119099
“Satan, Cantor and Infinity: Mind-Boggling Puzzles” by Raymond M. Smullyan: http://amzn.com/0486470369

classic book that explains axiomatic systems well (among other things): “Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics” by Raymond L. Wilder: http://amzn.com/0486488209

Hugh Woodin speaking about infinity at the World Science Festival: https://youtu.be/KDCJZ81PwVM?t=29m45s

Names of large (finite) numbers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_o…

Geoglyphs:

The biggest number: https://goo.gl/maps/7GWcpnzo7iG2

Fovant badges: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fovant_…

Battalion Park: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battali…

A mile of pi [VIDEO]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r3cE…

Wikipedia’s great visualization of ordinals out to omega^omega: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Om…

as seen on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordinal…

this is also a good page about ordinals: http://math.wikia.com/wiki/Ordinal_Nu…

also: http://www.cut-the-knot.org/WhatIs/In…

and: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_type and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Well-order

Axioms:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axiom
https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/c…
http://philosophy.stackexchange.com/q…
http://www.cs.umd.edu/~gasarch/BLOGPA…
http://www.cs.umd.edu/~gasarch/BLOGPA…

THE UNREASONABLE EFFECTIVENSS OF MATHEMATICS IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES
[PDF]: http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~aar/papers…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unr…

Large Cardinal game based on 2048: http://cantorontheshore.blogspot.it/2…

Other good resources re: infinities and set theory:

http://quibb.blogspot.com/2012/01/inf…
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/set…
http://cantorsattic.info/Cantor%27s_A…
http://cantorontheshore.blogspot.co.a…
http://isomorphism.es/post/1078208142…
https://lukepalmer.wordpress.com/2007…

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