Single Idea 5095

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 5. Infinite in Nature]

Full Idea

The region beyond the heavens seems to be infinite because it does not give out in our thoughts.

Gist of Idea

The heavens seem to be infinite, because we cannot imagine their end


Aristotle (Physics [c.337 BCE], 203b25)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'Physics', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [OUP 1996], p.65

A Reaction

An interesting case of inconceivability (of a limit) implying impossibility. But it is undeniable that the outer limit of the cosmos is unimaginable for us. Is there a 'Road Closed' sign?