Single Idea 10708

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / F. Set Theory ST / 5. Conceptions of Set / e. Iterative sets]

Full Idea

It is only quite recently that the idea has emerged of deriving our conception of collections from a relation of dependence between them.

Gist of Idea

Nowadays we derive our conception of collections from the dependence between them


Michael Potter (Set Theory and Its Philosophy [2004], 03.2)

Book Reference

Potter,Michael: 'Set Theory and Its Philosophy' [OUP 2004], p.37

A Reaction

This is the 'iterative' view of sets, which he traces back to Gödel's 'What is Cantor's Continuum Problem?'