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dc.contributor.authorHylwa, Sam
dc.description.abstractThe problems with the notion of infinity that plagued pre-modern philosophers and mathematicians ever since the introduction of Zeno’s paradoxes are thought to see their first solution in the original and singular accomplishments of the late-19th century German mathematician Georg Cantor. In this paper I argue that a select few Medieval philosophers advanced the concept of the actual infinite from its largely Aristotelian conception to a stage that foreshadowed Cantor’s accomplishments. I emphasize, in particular, the contributions of the 13th century scholastic philosopher Robert Grosseteste, whose work in this arena seems especially under-recognized and deserving of tribute.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSouthern Connecticut State Universityen_US
dc.titleRobert Grosseteste, and the History of the Actual Infiniteen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
mus.citation.conferenceInternational Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
mus.identifier.categoryHumanities, Literature & Arts
mus.identifier.categoryPhysics & Mathematics
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Science
mus.relation.departmentHistory, Philosophy & Religious Studies.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US

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