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We will begin this chapter with examining the primitive (undefined) notions of “a set” and “an element” and then investigate the basic set-theoretical concepts of subsets, equality of sets, the null set, the union, and intersection of sets. In the final section, we will take a closer look at the language of mathematical proof. At every stage of our close reading of the mathematical narrative, we will be looking for the mental patterns like image schemas (e.g., the container image schema), small spatial stories (actors moving in space, manipulating objects), and conceptual integration.


Container Image Schema Mathematical Narratives Conceptual Integration Networks Conceptual Blending Mereology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of English StudiesUniversity of WrocławOtmuchówPoland

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