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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2014) 123 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2014
... are both represented by credence 0, which violates a principle known as “regularity.” Following Skyrms 1980 and Lewis 1980, they recommend that we should instead use a much richer set of numbers, called the “hyperreals.” This essay argues that this popular view is the result of two mistakes. The first...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2003) 112 (1): 27–56.
Published: 01 January 2003
... (1988) are just some of the mathematicians who have given sound foundations to such a theory. The key idea is that there are nonstandard models of a first-order theory of the real numbers, containing so-called “hyperreals,” with elements that behave like infinitesimals, and others that behave like...