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Single Idea 23623

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / F. Set Theory ST / 5. Conceptions of Set / d. Na´ve logical sets]

Full Idea

Predicativists doubt the existence of sets with no predicative definition.

Gist of Idea

Predicativism says only predicated sets exist


Keith Hossack (Knowledge and the Philosophy of Number [2020], 02.3)

Book Reference

Hossack, Keith: 'Knowledge and the Philosophy of Number' [Routledge 2021], p.26

A Reaction

This would imply that sets which encounter paradoxes when they try to be predicative do not therefore exist. Surely you can have a set of random objects which don't fall under a single predicate?