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Old 14-05-2009, 04:15 AM   #28
measle_weasel
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Originally Posted by mephibosheth View Post
No, an infinite thing is the only true totality, because it cannot be bounded by anything, and hence, is not dependent on any other thing. The infinite is the Absolute, a perfect singularity.
Well I disagree, but the case I make in the quote this quote is in reference too, is pretty much my whole argument. I still think it is profound and sound, though short and to the point.

A totality implies something is countable; has a sum total. But as you say, the infinitely large is unbounded. Without being bound, how could it have a totality? Something that is unending has no sum total. If it did have a total, it would have to at some point end, thus making it finite.
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