16896 | If numbers can be derived from logic, then set theory is superfluous [Frege, by Burge] |
18161 | The theory of classes is superfluous in mathematics [Wittgenstein] |
8697 | Disputes about mathematical objects seem irrelevant, and mathematicians cannot resolve them [Benacerraf, by Friend] |
8304 | No particular pair of sets can tell us what 'two' is, just by one-to-one correlation [Benacerraf, by Lowe] |
9906 | If ordinal numbers are 'reducible to' some set-theory, then which is which? [Benacerraf] |
17821 | You can ask all sorts of numerical questions about any one given set [Yourgrau] |
17815 | We can't use sets as foundations for mathematics if we must await results from the upper reaches [Yourgrau] |
10560 | Set-theoretic imperialists think sets can represent every mathematical object [Fine,K] |
10222 | Mathematical foundations may not be sets; categories are a popular rival [Shapiro] |
17827 | Sets exist where their elements are, but numbers are more like universals [Maddy] |
17830 | Number theory doesn't 'reduce' to set theory, because sets have number properties [Maddy] |
9643 | Set theory may represent all of mathematics, without actually being mathematics [Brown,JR] |
9644 | When graphs are defined set-theoretically, that won't cover unlabelled graphs [Brown,JR] |