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" Whatfoever politive ideas we have in our minds of any fpace, duration, or number, let them be ever fo great, they are ftill finite ; but when we fuppofe an inexhauftible remainder, from which we remove all bounds, and wherein we allow the mind an endlefs... "
The Mathematician - Page 57
1751 - 399 pages
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The Works of John Locke, Esq, Volume 1

John Locke - 1722 - 640 pages
...it : but how clear fo- n'te 4**' ever this Idea of the Infinity of Number be, there is nothing yet more evident, than the Abfurdity of the actual Idea of an infinite Number. Whatfoever pofitive Ideas we have in our Minds of any Space, Duration, or Number, let them be ever...
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A treatise of fluxions, Volume 1

Colin Maclaurin - 1742 - 482 pages
...diftinguifhes betwixt this and the idea of an infinite number ; and fubjoins, that how clear focver our idea of the infinity of number may be, there is...evident than the abfurdity of the actual idea of an infinite-number. The latter part of the argument amounts to this : <c It is impoffible that ma" gnitude...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - 1796 - 560 pages
...reflects on it : but how clear foever this idea of the infinity of number be, there is nothing yet more evident, than the abfurdity of the actual idea of an infinite number. Whatfoever politive ideas we have in our minds of any fpace, duration, or number, let them be ever...
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A Treatise on Fluxions: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Colin MacLaurin - 1801 - 506 pages
...distim-ui-hrs betwixt this and the idea of an infmite number ; and subjoin, that, how clear soever OUT idea of the infinity of number may be, there is nothing more evident than the absurdity of the actuaUdet of an i nti nitc number. The latter part of the argument amounts to this:...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: With Thoughts on the ..., Volumes 1-3

John Locke - 1801 - 986 pages
...that rcHe£ls on it; but how clear foever this idea of the infinity of number be, there is nothing yet more evident than the abfurdity of the actual idea of an infinite number.' Whatfocver pofitive idtas we have in our minds of any fpace, duration, or number, let them be ever...
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Elementary algebra: with brief notices of its history

Robert Potts - 1879 - 672 pages
...but he distinguishes between this and the idea of an infinite number ; and adds, that however clear our idea of the infinity of number may be, there is nothing more evident than the absurdity of the actual idea of an infinite number. And he further remarks, that while men talk and...
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Elementary algebra, with brief notices of its history

Robert Potts - 1879 - 668 pages
...but he distinguishes between this and the idea of an infinite number ; and adds, that however clear our idea of the infinity of number may be, there is nothing more evident than the absurdity of the actual idea of an infinite number. And he further remarks, that while men talk and...
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