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Mathematics without Infinity

Kirby Urner
5 min readMay 18, 2018

The circle of folks willing to philosophize out loud, about matters mathematical (hello Gilbert & Sullivan), is usually quite small, as the risk of making a fool of oneself are high, whereas pure boredom seems likewise a “hard place” to get unstuck from.

A mathematics without infinity, of which we could have a great many, at least in theory, might seem like double trouble insofar as “infinity” is usually seen as…