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Single Idea 15949

[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 5. The Infinite / a. The Infinite]

Full Idea

The indiscernibility of indefinitely large sizes will be a critical part of the theory of indefinitely large sizes.


'Indiscernibility' means you can't tell the difference

Gist of Idea

The theory of infinity must rest on our inability to distinguish between very large sizes


Shaughan Lavine (Understanding the Infinite [1994], VIII.2)

Book Reference

Lavine,Shaughan: 'Understanding the Infinite' [Harvard 1994], p.256