[FOM] Notations in set theory

Fernando Ferreira ferferr at cii.fc.ul.pt
Sun Oct 12 14:04:46 EDT 2008

I believe that L stands for "lawlike". I seem to remember that Georg  
Kreisel reported on this somewhere.
If nobody confirms this information, I may try to do it.

-- Fernando Ferreira

On Oct 10, 2008, at 5:38 PM, pax0 at seznam.cz wrote:

> Set theory has many names whose origin is not well known,
> such as V and L for two most important classes, square and diamond  
> principles,
> mice models etc. Is there a reference which gives reasons for the  
> choices, perhaps
> together with the author and date of their introduction?
> Thank you, J.P.
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Fernando Ferreira
Departamento de Matemática
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
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