Single Idea 10807

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / F. Set Theory ST / 1. Set Theory]

Full Idea

It is generally accepted that mathematics reduces to set theory, and I argue that set theory in turn reduces, with some aid of mereology, to the theory of the singleton function.

Gist of Idea

Mathematics reduces to set theory, which reduces, with some mereology, to the singleton function


David Lewis (Mathematics is Megethology [1993], p.03)

Book Reference

-: 'Philosophia Mathematica' [-], p.3