Naming the largest number: Exploring the boundary between mathematics and the philosophy of mathematics

Por • 25 sep, 2018 • Sección: Crítica

David Simmons

What is the largest number accessible to the human imagination? The question is neither entirely mathematical nor entirely philosophical. Mathematical formulations of the problem fall into two classes: those that fail to fully capture the spirit of the problem, and those that turn it back into a philosophical problem.

arXiv:1809.08676v1 [math.LO]

Logic (math.LO)

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