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Maimónides y la paradoja de Burali-Forti (2004)


Four hundred years ago one of the greatest thinkers in the Middle Ages died, the universal Maimonides from Cordoba. Besides the influence exerted in the Christian thinkers, he also had influence for a long time due to hisway of exposition. In this work we show his thought is included in some of the paradoxes which emerge with the construction, by Cantor, of Set Theory. Especially the Burali-Forti's antinomy, which is closely related with the definition of undesignated bodies and the idea of the infinity, infinity in act, according to Cantor, like the pure intelligence, abstract body which, for Maimonides, contains itself like God.


Description On the way that the thought of Maimonides is linked to some of the paradoxes in set theory.

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Authors & Contributors
Moore, Gregory H.
Grattan-Guinness, Ivor
Ferreirós, José
Bergmans, Luc
Koetsier, Teunis
Tapp, Christian
Historia Mathematica
International Philosophical Quarterly
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
Science in Context
Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism
Princeton University Press
Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
Four Walls Eight Windows
Cambridge University Press
Albin Michel
Set theory
Science and religion
Cantor, Georg Ferdinand Ludwig
Russell, Bertrand Arthur William
Gödel, Kurt
Hilbert, David
Spinoza, Baruch
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
Early modern

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