The Notion of Set

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Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 22)

Abstract

The notion of set is central to modern foundations of mathematics , regardless of school. In fact, the position taken on this notion highlights major differences between the schools, but remains central to all of them. The history of the definition of this notion is the history of how universals made into objects of thought are brought into the language of logic proper, ie, brought from the metalanguage to the object language .

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Inference Rule Type Theory Equality Rule Decimal Number Conceivable Object 
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