Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (3):372-375 (2013)

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Gilbert B. Côté
Laurentian University
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An analysis of the counter-intuitive properties of infinity as understood differently in mathematics, classical physics and quantum physics allows the consideration of various paradoxes under a new light (e.g. Zeno’s dichotomy, Torricelli’s trumpet, and the weirdness of quantum physics). It provides strong support for the reality of abstractness and mathematical Platonism, and a plausible reason why there is something rather than nothing in the concrete universe. The conclusions are far reaching for science and philosophy.
Keywords Mathematical platonism  Infinity  Torricelli  Zeno  Paradoxes  Abstractness  Quantum physics
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DOI 10.4236/ojpp.2013.33056
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