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Single Idea 18208

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / F. Set Theory ST / 8. Critique of Set Theory]

Full Idea

Classes, so far as we introduce them, are merely symbolic or linguistic conveniences, not genuine objects.

Gist of Idea

We regard classes as mere symbolic or linguistic conveniences


B Russell/AN Whitehead (Principia Mathematica [1913], p.72), quoted by Penelope Maddy - Naturalism in Mathematics III.2

Book Reference

Maddy,Penelope: 'Naturalism in Mathematics' [OUP 2000], p.172