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Single Idea 10150

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

Full Idea

The Trichotomy Principle (any number is less, equal to, or greater than, another number) turned out to be equivalent to the Axiom of Choice.

Gist of Idea

The Trichotomy Principle is equivalent to the Axiom of Choice


Feferman / Feferman (Alfred Tarski: life and logic [2004], Int I)

Book Reference

Feferman,S/Feferman,A.B.: 'Alfred Tarski: life and logic' [CUP 2008], p.48

A Reaction

[He credits Sierpinski (1918) with this discovery]