Single Idea 13459

[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 3. Nature of Numbers / e. Ordinal numbers]

Full Idea

We can show (using the axiom of choice) that the less-than relation, <, well-orders the ordinals, ...and that it partially orders the ordinals, ...and that it totally orders the ordinals.

Gist of Idea

The less-than relation < well-orders, and partially orders, and totally orders the ordinal numbers


William D. Hart (The Evolution of Logic [2010], 1)

Book Reference

Hart,W.D.: 'The Evolution of Logic' [CUP 2010], p.26