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How could mere man comprehend infinity?
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Jan 31, 2013 5:16 PM




Re: How could mere man comprehend infinity?
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Jan 31, 2013 5:01 PM


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)



