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On bifurcated supertasks and related questions

Leon, Antonio (2010) On bifurcated supertasks and related questions. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Bifurcated supertasks entail the actual infinite division of time (accelerated system of reference) as well as the existence of half-curves of infinite length (supertask system of reference). This paper analyzes both issues from a critique perspective. It also analyzes a conflictive case of hypercomputation performed by means of a bifurcated supertask. The results of these analyzes suggest the convenience of reviewing certain foundational aspects of infinitist theories.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: bifurcated supertask, actual infinity, spacetime, hypercomputation, reflexive paradoxes
    Subjects: General Issues > Thought Experiments
    Specific Sciences > Mathematics
    Specific Sciences > Physics
    Depositing User: Antonio Leon
    Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2010
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:19
    Item ID: 5114
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5114

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