Supertasks

[Revised entry by John Manchak and Bryan W. Roberts on April 5, 2016. Changes to: 0] A supertask is a task that consists in infinitely many component steps, but which in some sense is completed in
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[Revised entry by John Manchak and Bryan W. Roberts on April 5, 2016. Changes to: 0] A supertask is a task that consists in infinitely many component steps, but which in some sense is completed in a finite amount of time. Supertasks were studied by the pre-Socratics and continue to be objects of interest to modern philosophers, logicians and physicists. The term "super-task" itself was coined by J.F. Thomson (1954)....

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