On 7/10/2013 5:08 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > On Wednesday, 10 July 2013 03:03:32 UTC+2, fom wrote: >> > >> >> I told him to read that quote from Kant... > > > But I read this quote from Cantor: > > I never could understand that and why such reasonable and enabled peoples as the Italiens, the English and the French are, could follow yonder sophistical philistine, who was so bad a mathematician. > And now it is that in just this abominable mummy, as Kant is, Monsieur Poincare felt quite enamoured, if he is not bewitched by him. ... > Your very faithfull Georg Cantor. >
The Kant quote had actually been relevant to the relation of what is limited and whether that which limits is logically the same as that which is limited.
Cantor's statement is mere ad hominem (against a man who could not defend himself).
As my remark had been in jest, I appreciate the humor of your retort!