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[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / B. Foundations for Mathematics / 6. Mathematics as Set Theory / a. Mathematics is set theory]

Full Idea

Every theorem of mathematics has a counterpart with set theory - ...but that theory cannot serve as a basis for the notion of proof.

Gist of Idea

Set theory will found all of mathematics - except for the notion of proof


Shaughan Lavine (Understanding the Infinite [1994], V.3)

Book Reference

Lavine,Shaughan: 'Understanding the Infinite' [Harvard 1994], p.133