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Single Idea 13024

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / F. Set Theory ST / 4. Axioms for Sets / j. Axiom of Choice IX]

Full Idea

Jordain made consistent and ill-starred efforts to prove the Axiom of Choice.

Gist of Idea

Efforts to prove the Axiom of Choice have failed


Penelope Maddy (Believing the Axioms I [1988], 1.7)

Book Reference

-: 'Journal of Symbolic Logic' [-], p.487

A Reaction

This would appear to be the fate of most axioms. You would presumably have to use a different system from the one you are engaged with to achieve your proof.