axiomatic set theory

(from the article `set theory`) In contrast to naive set theory, the attitude adopted in an axiomatic development of set theory is that it is not necessary to know what the `things` ... ...of mathematics, the opposite of Frege`s intention. There was considerable progress in this direction, and there emerged both a powerful sch...
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