History and philosophy of infinity

@article{Larvor2015HistoryAP,
  title={History and philosophy of infinity},
  author={B. Larvor and B. L{\"o}we and D. Schlimm},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2015},
  volume={192},
  pages={2339-2344}
}
The concept of infinity has fascinated philosophers and mathematicians for many centuries: e. g., the distinction between the potential and actual infinite appears in Aristotle’s Physics (in his treatment of the paradoxes of Zeno) and the notion was implied in the attempts to sharpen the method of approximation (starting as early as Archimedes and running through the middle ages and into the nineteenth century). Modern mathematics opened the doors to the wealth of the realm of the infinities by… Expand
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