Religion Past and Present

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I. Philosophy – II. Philosophy of Religion – III. Dogmatics

I. Philosophy

Infinity is a key concept of ancient philosophy that combines a wide spectrum of meanings under the title ἄπειρον/ápeiron: boundlessness and indeterminacy of the origins from which becoming emerged, that is, the fundamental principle of the physical world and of its objects (Anaximander); the limitlessness, to be evaluated negatively, which stands in opposition to the positive deli…

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Hühn, Lore and Evers, Dirk, “Infinity”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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