[FOM] constructible sets

Aatu Koskensilta Aatu.Koskensilta at uta.fi
Thu Feb 25 15:32:18 EST 2010

Quoting jbell at uwo.ca:

> Can someone answer the following question: does V = L follow from the
> assertion that every subset of every constructible set is constructible?


> Maybe I'm missing something obvious!

Prove it by induction. Suppose that V_alpha is constructible for all  
alpha < beta. By your assertion, every element of V_beta is  
constructible, since it is a subset of V_alpha for some alpha < beta.  
Take now the supremum of the constructible ranks of elements of V_beta  
to obtain a suitable level of L, and conclude that V_beta is  

Aatu Koskensilta (aatu.koskensilta at uta.fi)

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