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Topic: Matheology § 175
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Virgil

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Re: WMatheology � 175
Posted: Dec 9, 2012 5:38 PM
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<19e8bf9c-e0e0-40a2-a259-2c4185e1aa55@r6g2000yqd.googlegroups.com>,
WM <mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.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/set-theory/


But the more modern arguments of measure theory and statistics, aong
others, do require infinite sets and a real continuum.
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