Ernst Zermelo - Collected Works/Gesammelte Werke

Volume I - Set Theory, Miscellanea / Band I - Mengenlehre, Varia

  • Authors
  • Ernst Zermelo
  • Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus
  • Craig G. Fraser
  • Akihiro Kanamori

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus
    Pages 1-41
  3. Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus
    Pages 42-51
  4. Oliver Deiser
    Pages 52-79
  5. Michael Hallett
    Pages 80-119
  6. Pages 120-159
  7. Ulrich Felgner
    Pages 160-229
  8. Charles Parsons
    Pages 230-252
  9. Pages 252-259
  10. Paul B. Larson
    Pages 260-273
  11. Ulrich Felgner
    Pages 274-295
  12. Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus
    Pages 296-301
  13. R. Gregory Taylor
    Pages 302-307
  14. Jürgen Elstrodt
    Pages 308-347
  15. Pages 348-351
  16. Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus
    Pages 352-367
  17. Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus
    Pages 368-389
  18. Akihiro Kanamori
    Pages 390-430
  19. Pages 430-431
  20. Akihiro Kanamori
    Pages 432-443

About this book


Ernst Zermelo (1871-1953) is regarded as the founder of axiomatic set theory and best-known for the first formulation of the axiom of choice. However, his papers include also pioneering work in applied mathematics and mathematical physics.

This edition of his collected papers will consist of two volumes. Besides providing a biography, the present Volume I covers set theory, the foundations of mathematics, and pure mathematics and is supplemented by selected items from his Nachlass and part of his translations of Homer's Odyssey. Volume II will contain his work in the calculus of variations, applied mathematics, and physics.

The papers are each presented in their original language together with an English translation, the versions facing each other on opposite pages. Each paper or coherent group of papers is preceded by an introductory note provided by an acknowledged expert in the field which comments on the historical background, motivations, accomplishments, and influence.


Mengenlehre Zermelo calculus game theory history mathematical logic set history set theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus
    • 1
  • Craig G. Fraser
    • 2
  • Akihiro Kanamori
    • 3
  1. 1.University of FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Boston UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-79383-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-79384-7
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