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[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / F. Set Theory ST / 1. Set Theory]

Full Idea

The incompleteness of set theory contrasts sharply with the completeness of elementary logic.

Gist of Idea

Unlike elementary logic, set theory is not complete


Alex Orenstein (W.V. Quine [2002], Ch.5)

Book Reference

Orenstein,Alex: 'W.V. Quine' [Princeton 2002], p.99

A Reaction

This seems to be Quine's reason for abandoning the Frege-Russell logicist programme (quite apart from the problems raised by Gödel.