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mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de

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Re: WMytheology § 293
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 10:12 AM
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On Sunday, 23 June 2013 14:33:15 UTC+2, fom wrote:

> > But I see that every number that you have access to has a finite number of predecessors and an infinite number of successors. That means you have access to less than 50 % of all numbers. > > Regards, WM

> Hmm... infinite number? you probably mean 'indeterminate plurality'

No, Virgil believes in set theory. There we have aleph_0 natural numbers following upon every accessible natural number (which there is abbreviated by natural number).

> One of the reasons that my posts are so awkward is that I make the attempt to have my language conform to the views I express.

Even in my language, i.e., the correct language, the number of numbers following every number is not finite. The opposite is "infinite", namely potentially infinite. Alas one should no longer say so since it was the misunderstanding of just this term which made a laughing stock of modern mathematics and mathematicians.

Regards, WM


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6/26/13
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