Single Idea 15503

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / F. Set Theory ST / 3. Types of Set / b. Empty (Null) Set]

Full Idea

Must we accept the null set as a most extraordinary individual, a little speck of sheer nothingness, a sort of black hole in the fabric of Reality itself? Not really.

Gist of Idea

We needn't accept this speck of nothingness, this black hole in the fabric of Reality!


David Lewis (Parts of Classes [1991], 1.4)

Book Reference

Lewis,David: 'Parts of Classes' [Blackwell 1991], p.13

A Reaction

We can only dream of reaching the level of confidence that Lewis reached, to make such beautiful fun of a highly counterintuitive idea that is rooted in the modern techniques of philosophy.