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[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / F. Set Theory ST / 5. Conceptions of Set / f. Limitation of Size]

Full Idea

The 'limitation of size' is a vague intuition, based on the idea that being too large may generate the paradoxes.

Gist of Idea

Limitation of Size is a vague intuition that over-large sets may generate paradoxes


Penelope Maddy (Believing the Axioms I [1988], 1.3)

Book Reference

-: 'Journal of Symbolic Logic' [-], p.485

A Reaction

This is an intriguing idea to be found right at the centre of what is supposed to be an incredibly rigorous system.