Rabbi Hasdai Crescas (1340-1410) on Numerical Infinities

@article{Rabinovitch1970RabbiHC,
  title={Rabbi Hasdai Crescas (1340-1410) on Numerical Infinities},
  author={N. L. Rabinovitch},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1970},
  volume={61},
  pages={224 - 230}
}
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