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Virgil
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Re: WMatheology � 175
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Dec 9, 2012 5:38 PM


In article <19e8bf9ce0e040a2a2592c4185e1aa55@r6g2000yqd.googlegroups.com>, WM <mueckenh@rz.fhaugsburg.de> wrote:
> Matheology § 175 > > Until then, no one envisioned the possibility that infinities come in > different sizes, and moreover, mathematicians had no use for ³actual > infinity.² The arguments using infinity, including the Differential > Calculus of Newton and Leibniz, do not require the use of infinite > sets. > T. Jech: "Set Theory", Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2002) > http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/settheory/
But the more modern arguments of measure theory and statistics, aong others, do require infinite sets and a real continuum. 



