Ideas from 'Mathematics and the Metaphysicians' by Bertrand Russell [1901], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Mysticism and Logic' by Russell,Bertrand [Unwin 1989,0-04-824021-4]].

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5. Theory of Logic / L. Paradox / 4. Paradoxes in Logic / a. Achilles paradox
To solve Zeno's paradox, reject the axiom that the whole has more terms than the parts
6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 1. Mathematics
In mathematic we are ignorant of both subject-matter and truth
6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 4. The Infinite / a. The Infinite
Zeno achieved the statement of the problems of infinitesimals, infinity and continuity
6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 4. The Infinite / b. Mark of the infinite
A collection is infinite if you can remove some terms without diminishing its number
12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 2. Self-Evidence
Self-evidence is often a mere will-o'-the-wisp