FOM: history of orders of infinity

John T. Baldwin jbaldwin at
Thu Jun 13 17:31:40 EDT 2002

Robert Grosseteste Chancellor of Oxford (1169-1253) discussed orders of 
infinity.  There is an
excerpt  beginning on page 132 of Anne Freemantle's: The Age of Belief
published by New American Library.

"And some infinites are larger than other infinites and some are smaller" 
says Grosseteste as
he begins a discussion of the number of evens and number of odds etc.

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