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Single Idea 10082

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / K. Features of Logics / 8. Enumerability]

Full Idea

Cantor's Theorem (1874) says there are infinite sets that are not enumerable. This is proved by his 1891 'diagonal argument'.

Gist of Idea

There are infinite sets that are not enumerable


report of George Cantor (works [1880]) by Peter Smith - Intro to Gödel's Theorems 2.3

Book Reference

Smith,Peter: 'An Introduction to Gödel's Theorems' [CUP 2007], p.14

A Reaction

[Smith summarises the diagonal argument]