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TRANSFINITE NUMBERS IN PARACONSISTENT SET THEORY

  • ZACH WEBER (a1)
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This paper begins an axiomatic development of naive set theory—the consequences of a full comprehension principle—in a paraconsistent logic. Results divide into two sorts. There is classical recapture, where the main theorems of ordinal and Peano arithmetic are proved, showing that naive set theory can provide a foundation for standard mathematics. Then there are major extensions, including proofs of the famous paradoxes and the axiom of choice (in the form of the well-ordering principle). At the end I indicate how later developments of cardinal numbers will lead to Cantor’s theorem, the existence of large cardinals, and a counterexample to the continuum hypothesis.

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*SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORICAL INQUIRY, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, NSW 2006 AUSTRALIA. E-mail:zach.weber@usyd.edu.au
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