Richard Dedekind


containing Continuity and irrational numbers (Stetigkeit und irrationale Zahlen) and The nature and meaning of numbers (Was sind und was sollen die Zahlen). These two essays contain the definitions of Dedekind cuts and infinite sets (this definition is now taken to define Dedekind infinite sets) an axiomatization of the natural numbers adapted by Peano into Peano arithmetic.

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