Set Theory

[Revised entry by Joan Bagaria on October 8, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, ZF.html, basic-set-theory.html] Set theory is the mathematical theory of well-determined collections, called
Philosophy News image
[Revised entry by Joan Bagaria on October 8, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, ZF.html, basic-set-theory.html] Set theory is the mathematical theory of well-determined collections, called sets, of objects that are called members, or elements, of the set. Pure set theory deals exclusively with sets, so the only sets under consideration are those whose members are also sets. The theory of the hereditarily-finite sets, namely those finite sets whose...

Continue reading . . .

News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

blog comments powered by Disqus