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By Iain T. Adamson

Presents a proper description of set concept in accordance with the Von Neumann-Bernays-Godel axiomatic procedure utilizing the idea that of sessions. Covers the root of the idea, relatives, ordinals, cardinals, and the axiom of selection. Paper. DLC: Set conception.

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As u is well-ordered, and hence ordered, by e, the conditions x e y and y e x are incompatible for elements x and y of u by stipulation (ij) under (3). Now suppose that u e u; then u e u is incompatible with itself. Therefore, we cannot have u e u. If u is an ordinal, then u + {u} is also an ordinal. Proof. Let u be any ordinal. We have to show that u+{u} fulfils the above conditions (i) and (ij). Concerning (i): Suppose that x e u + {u}. Then either x e u or x E { u}. In 34 THE FOUNDATIONS OF ARITHMETIC the first case, we have x £ u and hence x £ u + {u} ; in the second case, we have x=u and hence x£u+{u}.

The so-called axiom of choice is needed to guarantee the possibility of well-ordering an arbitrary set. (ij) If an infinite set is equivalent to an ordinal, this ordinal is no longer uniquely determined. Therefore, we designate as the cardinal number of an infinite set X, the first ordinal u to which X is equivalent. These two complications explain why earlier attempts to provide for the "counting" of infinite sets have never been successful. (10) To conclude, I wish to indicate the crucial presupposition which underlies the above construction.

Now we 26 THE FOUNDATIONS OF ARITHMETIC disregard the thickness, color, weight, material, ... of u. Then we obtain an abstract object (u) that has but one characteristic property remaining. This property is designated as the length of u. (II) On the basis of the method of definition by abstraction we say: let R be the relation equally long; this relation is defined in the class S and it fulfils the conditions (i)-(iij) formulated previously. Let u again be an arbitrary element of S. Then the above class Su will consist of all objects which are just as long as u.

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