Gene Ward Smith wrote: > Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote: > > >>Yes. I wish I knew what this "angels on a pinhead" argument was really >>about. I know that us moderns like to laugh at the old theologians for >>discussing this, but I wonder if I am only getting half the story, and >>in fact there are some very real issues at stake here. > > > This might help: > > http://www.newadvent.org/summa/105203.htm
Thank you, that was very informative. Perhaps the analogie between using Aristotlean thinking to argue about angels on a pinhead, and using axiomatic set theory to discuss the nature of cardinals between aleph-null and the continuum, is much more apt than I originally realised.