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Single Idea 18194

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / F. Set Theory ST / 2. Mechanics of Set Theory / b. Terminology of ST]

Full Idea

Cohen's method of 'forcing' produces a new model of ZFC from an old model by appending a carefully chosen 'generic' set.

Gist of Idea

'Forcing' can produce new models of ZFC from old models


Penelope Maddy (Naturalism in Mathematics [1997], I.4)

Book Reference

Maddy,Penelope: 'Naturalism in Mathematics' [OUP 2000], p.66