Richard Dedekind

- Richard Dedekind,
*Essays on the Theory of Numbers*(trans. W. Beman), 1901 (Project Gutenberg)

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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