Successive Addition

Some articles on successive addition:

Temporal Finitism - Medieval Philosophy
... impossibility of completing an actual infinite by successive addition", states "An actual infinite cannot be completed by successive addition." "The temporal series of past events has been completed by ...
Cosmology In Medieval Islam - Cosmology in The Medieval Islamic World - Temporal Finitism
... of completing an actual infinite by successive addition", states "An actual infinite cannot be completed by successive addition." "The temporal series of past events has been ...

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