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Single Idea 13526

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / F. Set Theory ST / 4. Axioms for Sets / n. Axiom of Comprehension]

Full Idea

The comprehension axiom says that any collection of objects that can be clearly specified can be considered to be a set.

Gist of Idea

Comprehension Axiom: if a collection is clearly specified, it is a set


Robert S. Wolf (A Tour through Mathematical Logic [2005], 2.2)

Book Reference

Wolf,Robert S.: 'A Tour Through Mathematical Logic' [Carus Maths Monographs 2005], p.62

A Reaction

This is virtually tautological, since I presume that 'clearly specified' means pinning down exact which items are the members, which is what a set is (by extensionality). The na´ve version is, of course, not so hot.