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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Infinite -- History.,
  • Continuity -- History.,
  • Philosophy, Medieval.,
  • Philosophy, Ancient.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Norman Kretzmann.
    ContributionsKretzmann, Norman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBD411 .I53
    The Physical Object
    Pagination367 p. ;
    Number of Pages367
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4269126M
    ISBN 10080141444X
    LC Control Number81015209

    Ancient and medieval conceptions. To the ancient Greek religious sect known as the Pythagoreans, kretzmann, norman, ed. infinity and continuity in antiquity and the middle ages. ithaca, n.y.: cornell university press, sweeney, leo. divine infinity in greek and medieval thought. Medieval philosophy is the philosophy that existed through the Middle Ages, the period roughly extending from the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century to the Renaissance in the 15th century. Medieval philosophy, understood as a project of independent philosophical inquiry, began in Baghdad, in the middle of the 8th century, and in France, in the itinerant court of Charlemagne.

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Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Infinity and continuity in ancient and medieval thought by Norman Kretzmann Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, by: Divine Infinity in Greek and Medieval Thought deals with Hellenic and Hellenistic philosophers such at the Presocratics, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, and Proclus, as well as with Eastern Church fathers such as Gregory of Nyssa and John Damascene.

The book also draws on the works of Augustine and such medieval authors as Peter Lombard, Richard Fishacre, Bonaventure, and Aquinas.5/5(2). Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung History Essays: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Infinity and continuity in ancient and medieval thought. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, Antiquity to the Renaissance Norman Kretzmann, Infinity and Continuity in Ancient Medieval Thought.

Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, Pp. ISBN X. £, $ [REVIEW] John Henry - - British Journal for the History of Science 17 (1) Infinity and Continuity in Ancient and Medieval Thought. Brad Inwood - - International Studies in Philosophy 16 (3) Work in Ancient and Medieval Thought: Ancient Philosophers, Medieval Monks and Theologians and Their Concept of Work, Occupations and : Norman Kretzmann.

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Georg Cantor (). Like Peirce, Cantor also studied scholastic writing on infinity, but thought it confused, because it lacked an exact and complete definition of the concept of the continuum, and because the whole idea of continuity had not been thought out with clarity and completeness. China.

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The Philosophical Review 94 () INFINITY IN THEOLOGY AND METAPHYSICS It would be profitless (even if it were possible) to catalog every nuance that the word infinity possesses in minor, as well as major, thinkers. Fortunately, the dominant strands are clear.

Among these the theistic one is the most important both historically and in terms of contemporary debate. Source for information on Infinity in Theology and Metaphysics.

Infinity (often denoted by the symbol ∞ or Unicode ∞) represents something that is boundless or endless or else something that is larger than any real or natural number. Since the time of the ancient Greeks, the nature of infinity was the subject of many discussions among philosophers (see Infinity.

THE ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL CONCEPTION OF NATURE J.-L. Solère Boston College thought of as a being in its own right, a sort of big animal possessing its own universal soul. Nature was therefore at the same time the Great Whole and the principle which 8 Cf. De Genesi ad litteram, book. This volume questions the extent to which Medieval studies has emphasized the period as one of change and development through reexamining aspects of the medieval world that remained static.

The Medieval period is popularly thought of as a dark age, before the flowerings of the Renaissance ushered a return to the wisdom of the Classical era.

'This is an ambitious book that moves between general discussions of the era and the specifics of scholarship in Luther. Further, it ultimately delivers on its promise of offering a compelling view of late medieval Augustinianism, the diverse intellectual sources of Luther’s own thought, and the unfolding of this in the narrative of Luther’s transition from Brother Martin to the Reformer Luther.'Author: Eric Leland Saak.

Infinity and Continuity in Ancient and Medieval Thought Edited by NORMAN KRETZMANN. Representing several disciplines and diverse points of view, this collection of eleven original essays treats in detail the early versions of questions at the very heart of mathematical and physical thought.

$ Khazarian Hebrew Documents of the Tenth Century. Continuity and Innovation in Medieval and Modern Philosophy Knowledge, Mind and Language Edited by John Marenbon. A British Academy Publication. Proceedings of the British Academy. The contributors are world-leading scholars ; The chapters cover a wide range of thinkers, from al-Ghazali and Aquinas to Descartes and Locke.

Informally expressed, any infinite set can be matched up to a part of itself; so the whole is equivalent to a part. This is a surprising definition because, before this definition was adopted, the idea that actually infinite wholes are equinumerous with some of their parts was taken as clear evidence that the concept of actual infinity is inherently paradoxical.Includes medieval theologians, Greek philosophers, Newton and Leibniz and calculus, Cantor's transfinite cardinals, Standard and non-standard analysis, infinite series and Fourier series.

Short if you want more unpacking you could try Rudy Rucker's Infinity and the mind, or Lakoff and Nunez Where do numbers come from or John Barrow's Pi in the /5.This contributed volume provides an accurate narrative of the development of theories of space up to the beginning of the eighteenth century.

This book sheds new light on the continuity between various cosmological representations and their impact on the ontology and epistemology of : Springer International Publishing.