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joi, 8 septembrie 2011

The infinite and the human honor

“The definitive clarification of the nature of the infinite has become necessary, not merely for the special interests of the individual sciences but for the honor of human understanding itself.”

(Hilbert 1967 apud Simpson 1988)


Hilbert, D., 1967, On the infinite, translated by S. Bauer-Mengelberg, in: J. van Heijenoort (editor), From Frege to Goedel: A Source Book in Mathematical Logic, 1879–1931, Harvard University Press, pp. 367–392
Simpson, S. G., 1988, Partial realization of Hilbert’s program, The Journal of Symbolic Logic, 53(2): 349-363

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