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Re: Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
Posted:
Jul 26, 2006 7:25 PM


david petry wrote:> > I don't know why you think you can say that with such certainty. The > point of the article is that a belief in a world of the infinite is not > a culturally neutral idea, but it is part of the Kabbalistic culture. > Also, Cantor's mathematical ideas were very strongly influenced by his > religious beliefs, and those were mystical beliefs, and he grew up in a > Jewish environment. That amounts to suggestive evidence that Kabbalah > has influenced mathematics.
Georg Cantor was a Lutheran, born and baptized. His grandparents were Jewish. His parents were converts to the Lutheran Church.
Bob Kolker
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