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Topic: § 469 Aristotle on Potential and Actual Infinity
Replies: 6   Last Post: Apr 11, 2014 2:05 PM

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 thenewcalculus@gmail.com Posts: 1,361 Registered: 11/1/13
Re: § 469 Aristotle on Potential and Actual Infin
ity

Posted: Apr 11, 2014 4:24 AM

On Wednesday, 9 April 2014 07:55:53 UTC+2, muec...@rz.fh-augsburg.de wrote:

"...for the number of times a magnitude can be bisected is infinite."

That is not actually true. Firstly, because "number of times" cannot be infinite, given that infinity is not a number. Secondly, in order to be true, one requires completion of the process of bisection. But this process can never be completed, even if one could live forever.

This is also why the concept of non-terminating decimal is junk. For example, 0.333... is meaningless nonsense.

I know you understand these things, but just wanted to clarify these points for the other id1ots on this forum. :-)