Tuesday, April 03, 2012

History of the infinite

Scotus' discussion of the infinite reminded me of a (very old) Logic Museum page on the same subject.  Many of the links, particularly to those involving Aquinas, are to material in external sites that is now in the Logic Museum itself.  There is other material that ought to be there but isn't (including the passages from Scotus that I quoted recently).  The picture of the corridor at the top was taken in Brompton Cemetery.


William M. Connolley said...

I looked a bit, at the Aristotle stuff. First, he seems rather bound by reality - the impression I get is that he is thinking and talking about teh real world, not an abstract world. Secondly, it might be fun to work out why his "proof" that the continuum can't be composed of indivisibles is wrong (using, say, the usual construction of the reals). The insistence on successors looks to be an error; maybe there are more.

William M. Connolley said...