What is Finite and What is Infinite?July 2, 2021
Dialectically dependent categories reflecting two aspects of objective reality. The finite category, which expresses the measure and limit, and the infinite category, which expresses the measure and limitless, reflect two interdependent aspects of objective reality. The infinite consists of an infinite number of finite ones. The finite is one of the infinitely many forms of the infinite. For example, primordial and infinite matter appears in various finite forms. Infinity, which is a scientific concept, expresses the inexistence and indestructibility of matter. Science and dialectical philosophy unite when the universe is a process of eternal and eternal material changes.
Matter is inexhaustible, and its infinite variety persists through qualitative transformations. This infinity is reflected in the necessary changes of finite and limited forms of existence. Infinity and finitude are dialectical oppositions, both require the existence of the other. Infinity is a process brought about by inexhaustible finitude with necessary changes. Every finite undergoes unlimited changes because it contradicts the infinite, which has its opposition within it. By proving the inexhaustibility of matter, science has also proved the infinite. Moreover, if there were no infinite, there could be no finite. If there are finite, then there is also the infinite.