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6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 4. The Infinite / c. Potential infinite

[infinity as just not coming to an end]

4 ideas
Infinity is only potential, never actual [Aristotle]
Kant only accepts potential infinity, not actual infinity [Brown,JR on Kant]
Platonists ruin infinity, which is precisely a growing structure which is never completed [Dummett]
The intuitionist endorses only the potential infinite [Lavine]