Mathematical Platonism and the Nature of Infinity

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Abstract

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.

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Côté, G. (2013). Mathematical Platonism and the Nature of Infinity. Open Journal of Philosophy, 3, 372-375. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.33056.

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