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basically we have the idea of a succession or more correctly the repetition of the same event like man walking step by step without end
originally posted by: Pachomius
Dear guys here, have you ever given some time and labor to think on the experiences of man by which he came to the concept of infinity?
The way I see it, it must have been when he first noticed that as he walked on and on and never reached the end of the surface of the earth on which he was walking, he got the idea that there is no end to the land on which he was walking; there, that was his very first experience of no end to walking on the surface of the earth.
And accordingly he coined the word, infinite, meaning literally: no ends, no limits.
Today, the way I see it, with every instance of the use of the word and concept infinity, basically we have the idea of a succession or more correctly the repetition of the same event like man walking step by step without end, or the sun rising in the sky every morning without any end in sight.
Now, please correct me if I am wrong, we have two generic kinds of infinity, namely:
1. What I call philosophical infinity, which consists in absolutely no beginning and no ending of something, like the concept of the infinity of God existing, meaning God exists in eternity and everywhere whatsoever how you define everywhere.
2. Mathematical infinity, which does not consist in absolutely no beginning and no ending of something, like the quotient of the division of 4 by 3 - please correct me if I am wrong, but which mathematicians have found a way to still call it infinity of getting bigger and bigger and/or getting smaller and smaller, but not endlessly without limits: because mathematicians have invented ways of making what they call infinity to be no longer endless-ness, but already now subject to computation or calculation, wherefore no longer endless, no longer without limits, no longer philosophically infinite: otherwise it would not be computable or calculable at all.
What do you guys here say?