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Al-Kindī’s Mathematical Metaphysics

Al-Kindī’s Mathematical Metaphysics Al-Kindī uses infinity to disprove the eternity of the world. His first step can be summarized in his statement: [I]t is not possible, either for an eternal body or for other objects which have quantity and quality, … Continue reading

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On infinity

Similarities between al-Kindī and David Hilbert On infinity Al-Kindī aimed at a mathematical contradiction in the heart of the Aristotelian issue of actual infinity. In other words, actual infinity is self-canceling, and the only thing left is infinity on the potential … Continue reading

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