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On the Possibility of Supertasks

Author(s): Ahmet Çevik

Journal: Beytulhikme : An International Journal of Philosophy
ISSN 1303-8303

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 171;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Supertask | infinite | transfinite | logic | computation.

Supertask, a notion in analytic philosophy, is the process of performing infinite number of operations in a finite amount of time. In this article, we argue about the logical possibility of performing a supertask with a focus on the analysis of S.C. Chihara’s discussion paper, and we try to find answers for his questions from a mathematical point of view. In the later sections of the paper, we give some known supertask models in philosophy and mathematics.
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