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[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / F. Set Theory ST / 3. Types of Set / b. Empty (Null) Set]

Full Idea

Some authors need to be told loud and clear: if there is an empty set, it is something, not nothing.

Gist of Idea

The empty set is something, not nothing!


Oliver,A/Smiley,T (What are Sets and What are they For? [2006], 1.2)

Book Reference

'Metaphysics (Philosophical Perspectives 20)', ed/tr. Hawthorne,John [Blackwell 2006], p.129

A Reaction

I'm inclined to think of a null set as a pair of brackets, so maybe that puts it into a metalanguage.