نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دانشجو دکتری مرکز تخصصی فلسفه اسلامی
2 استادیار و عضو هیت علمی جامعة المصطفی العالمیة
عنوان مقاله [English]
The infinitely existing of an actual thing, many thinkers hold, brings about lots of influential contradictions on the fate of a few important philosophical issues. These issues are: the impossibility of regressio ad infinitum, the finiteness of the spatial dimensions of the world, and the temporal beginning of the world. Viewing the importance of the issue, those contradictions have always called the attention of many Muslim and western thinkers. Recognizing the reasons for those contradictions as valid, some thinkers have gone to deny the actual existence of infinite things in the objective world. On the contrary, some contemporary mathematicians and philosophers hold that all those reasons fail to prove anything.
As the authors have suggested a detailed differentiation about the issue, they have first briefed those contradictions in short and then examined the articulated comments on the issue.
The final conclusion is that were there really causal and real concomitance among different things, then the infinity of those things entails many contradictions; otherwise, such contradictions would not happen. Accordingly, the temporal and spatial infinity of the world is possible.