Category Archives: Philosophy of Science

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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Natural Philosophy

Al-Kindī’s Natural Philosophy The simultaneous existence of matter, motion, and time Al-Kindī proved the impossibility of the existence of an actual infinite body by asserting that bodies are quantitative objects, and then by proving that any quantitative thing could not … Continue reading

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