mathematics , mysticism......

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vidya at
Thu May 22 23:15:54 UTC 1997

On Thu, 22 May 1997, Dominique.Thillaud wrote:


> 	I agree with philosophical importance of the NUMBER 0 (void), and
> with mathematical and economical importance of the DIGIT 0 (formerly a dot
> = a place without digit). Linked, yes, but not the same thing.

While on the subject. let's not forget the philosophical importance of
Infinity (if it can be called a number at all). There is more than a
suggestion in many texts that mathematical ideas of infinity played a role
in the philosophical conception of brahman in the upanishads. 


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