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Single Idea 10125

[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 5. The Infinite / d. Actual infinite]

Full Idea

Unlike the intuitionist, the classical mathematician believes in an actual set that contains all the real numbers.

Gist of Idea

The classical mathematician believes the real numbers form an actual set


A.George / D.J.Velleman (Philosophies of Mathematics [2002], Ch.6)

Book Reference

George,A/Velleman D.J.: 'Philosophies of Mathematics' [Blackwell 2002], p.170