[FOM] A quotation from Fraenkel

David Roberts david.roberts at adelaide.edu.au
Sun Nov 27 18:29:18 EST 2011


in http://www.columbia.edu/~av72/papers/HPL(Review)_1996.pdf

we find an attribution:

Some decades ago, Fraenkel
and Bar-Hillel argued that “one can accept [the Axiom of Foundation] not
as an article of faith but as a convention for giving a more restricted meaning
to the word ‘set’, to be discarded once it turns out that it impedes significant
mathematical research” [Foundations of Set Theory, Second Revised Edition,
p. 89].

I checked


and it is indeed there.

David Roberts

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