Is Mathias an Ontologist?

  • Saunders Mac Lane
Conference paper
Part of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications book series (MSRI, volume 26)

Abstract

I am glad to see that Adrian Mathias has taken me to task. Yes, I once gave a lecture with the flamboyant title, “Set theory is obsolete.” In this and in a principles of mathematical activity: Mathematicians do not make pronouncements; they prove theorems. My apologies.

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Saunders Mac Lane
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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