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[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 5. The Infinite / g. Continuum Hypothesis]

Full Idea

Cantor's Continuum Hypothesis was that there is no cardinal number greater than aleph-null but less than the cardinality of the continuum.

Gist of Idea

Continuum Hypothesis: no cardinal greater than aleph-null but less than cardinality of the continuum


report of George Cantor (works [1880]) by Charles Chihara - A Structural Account of Mathematics 05.1

Book Reference

Chihara,Charles: 'A Structural Account of Mathematics' [OUP 2004], p.79

A Reaction

I have no view on this (have you?), but the proposal that there are gaps in the number sequences has to excite all philosophers.