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Single Idea 10701

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / F. Set Theory ST / 3. Types of Set / d. Infinite Sets]

Full Idea

Cantor's theories exhibited the contradictions others had claimed to derive from the supposition of infinite sets as confusions resulting from the failure to mark the necessary distinctions with sufficient clarity.

Gist of Idea

Cantor showed that supposed contradictions in infinity were just a lack of clarity


report of George Cantor (works [1880]) by Michael Potter - Set Theory and Its Philosophy Intro 1

Book Reference

Potter,Michael: 'Set Theory and Its Philosophy' [OUP 2004], p.3