Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Infinity, infinite, philosophy: infinity is a result of a not stopping procedure, e.g. counting or dividing, or e.g. the continued description of a circular motion. In life-related contexts, infinitely continuous processes, e.g. infinite repetition, or never ending waiting are at least logically not contradictory. A construction rule does not have to exist to give an infinite continuation, such as e.g. in the development of the decimal places of real numbers. See also boundaries, infinity axiom, repetition, finitism, numbers, complex/complexity.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
 
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II 127
Infinity/criterion/infinity/infinite/number p/Wittgenstein: E.g. evolution of the number p: - criterion of truth when we find 3 sevens, we discovered it. - Falsity criterion: we do not have it: because if we did not find it, we do not know if it still exists later. - Sentences with truth-criterion are different from those with F-criterion. - Still other phrases: have both.
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II 407
Infinity/development of p/Wittgenstein: the difficulty is of psychological kind - Because we are finite creatures - Whether God has an overview of the development, has no meaning. - The only criterion: presence of evidence - (For example, for the existence of 3 sevens.).


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

W II
L. Wittgenstein
Vorlesungen 1930-35 Frankfurt 1989

W III
L. Wittgenstein
Das Blaue Buch - Eine Philosophische Betrachtung Frankfurt 1984

W IV
L. Wittgenstein
Tractatus Logico Philosophicus Frankfurt/M 1960


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-28