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### Single Idea 13464

#### [catalogued under 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 5. The Infinite / d. Actual infinite]

Full Idea

What we might call 'Cantor's Thesis' is that there won't be a potential infinity of any sort unless there is an actual infinity of some sort.

Gist of Idea

Cantor proposes that there won't be a potential infinity if there is no actual infinity

Source

report of George Cantor (works [1880]) by William D. Hart - The Evolution of Logic 1

Book Reference

Hart,W.D.: 'The Evolution of Logic' [CUP 2010], p.29

A Reaction

This idea is nicely calculated to stop Aristotle in his tracks.