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Sets are central to mathematics and its foundations, but what are they?

Conceptions of Set and the Foundations of Mathematics

In this book Luca Incurvati provides a detailed examination of all the major conceptions of set and discusses their virtues and shortcomings, as well as introducing the fundamentals of the alternative set theories with which these conceptions are associated. He shows that the conceptual landscape includes not only the naïve and iterative conceptions but also the limitation of size conception, the definite conception, the stratified conception and the graph conception. In addition, he presents a novel, minimalist account of the iterative conception which does not require the existence of a relation of metaphysical dependence between a set and its members.

Dr. L. (Luca) Incurvati

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen

Logic and Language

Publication details

  • Title: Conceptions of Set and the Foundations of Mathematics
  • Author: Luca Incurvati
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Online ISBN: 9781108596961