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Topic: How could mere man comprehend infinity?
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Re: How could mere man comprehend infinity?
Posted: Jan 31, 2013 5:01 PM
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On Jan 31, 12:00 pm, Frederick Williams
<freddywilli...@btinternet.com> wrote:
> socratus wrote:
>

> >   About Infinity. / My opinion /
> > How could mere man comprehend infinity?
> > ==.
> > Infinity is the cause of the crisis in Physics.
> >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinity

>
> > Why is Infinity the cause of the crisis in Physics?
> > Because we don?t know what infinity is.

>
> Do we not know what infinity is anymore than we don't know what other
> things are?
>
> Popper[1] once speculated about Kant's antinomies of space and time
> possibly being resolved by an appeal to Robinson's NSA.  I don't know if
> anything came of the idea.
>
> [1] Please don't embarrass me by asking for a reference.


There's a footnote in his autobiography "Unended Quest" to that
effect:
page 238 note 6
"The problem has recently reached a new stage through Abraham
Robinson's
work on the infinitely small; see Abraham Robinson _Non-
standard_Analysis_"

The "problem" referred to is "(the spatial part) of Kant's first
antimony"
..."a serious and still unsolved philosophical problem" (p.12)




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