For readers interested in further exploring the story of Georg Cantor and transfinite numbers, I especially recommend the following books and articles, many of which are available for free online.
- Bradley, M. J. (2006). The Foundations of Mathematics: 1800 to 1900. Infobase Publishing.
- Dauben, J.W. (1971). The Trigonometric Background to Georg Cantor’s Theory of Sets. Archive for History of Exact Sciences. Vol 7. Issue 3. pp.181–216.
- Dauben, J.W. (1979). Georg Cantor’s Creation of Transfinite Set Theory: Personality and Psychology in the History of Mathematics. Annals New York Academy of Sciences. pp. 27–44.
- Ewald, William B. (1999). From Kant to Hilbert Volume II: A Source Book in the Foundations of Mathematics. Oxford University Press.
- Grattan-Guinness, I. (1971). Towards a Biography of Georg Cantor. Annals of Science. Vol 27. Issue 4. pp. 345–391.
- Holt, J. (2018). When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
- Kunen, K. (2007). The Foundations of Mathematics.
- Newstead, A. (1975). Intertwining metaphysics and mathematics: the development of Georg Cantor’s set theory 1871–1887. Historia Mathematica 2. pp. 161–182.
- Rucker, R. (2013). Infinity and the Mind: The Science and Philosophy of the Infinite. Princeton University Press.
- Sinkevich, G. L. (2018). Georg Cantor from St. Petersburg. Childhood and History of the Family. Archival Research. Kwartalnik Historii i Techniki. Vol. 2. pp. 107–129.
- Tait, W.W. (2000). Cantor’s Grundlagen and the Paradoxes of Set Theory. Between Logic and Intuition: Essays in Honor of Charles Parsons (ed. G. Sher and R. Tieszen). pp. 269–290.