A Note on Feasibility
The concept of feasibility has a long history, although it has long remained implicit, and was not analysed or discussed as such. It is an obvious supposition that the act of counting may be continued indefinitely, one that need not be stated explicitly. Of course everyone was aware that in reality it is not possible to count to infinity and that, therefore, the indefinite continuability of the number sequence is an idealization of reality. This is why the term “potentially infinite” is sometimes used.
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