[FOM] John Baez on David Corfield's book

Alexander M Lemberg sandylemberg at juno.com
Wed Oct 1 17:36:37 EDT 2003

I think it goes in both directions, but mainly in that opposite from
yours. Namely, it was the need for concepts such as TS which influenced
mathematicians to pursue set-theoretical f.o.m. research. Similarly,
questions arising from Fourier analysis influenced Cantor to develop set


On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 20:33:23 -0400 Stephen G Simpson
<simpson at math.psu.edu> writes:

"My point is that, historically, set-theoretical f.o.m. research
influenced mathematicians to study general topological spaces.  Don't
you agree with this point?"

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