Cantor’s Absolute in Metaphysics and Mathematics

International Philosophical Quarterly 53 (2):161-188 (2013)
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This paper explores the metaphysical roots of Cantor’s conception of absolute infinity in order to shed some light on two basic issues that also affect the mathematical theory of sets: the viability of Cantor’s distinction between sets and inconsistent multiplicities, and the intrinsic justification of strong axioms of infinity that are studied in contemporary set theory.



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