FOM: MSC abolishes Set Theory !!!
T.Forster at dpmms.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jul 8 03:54:44 EDT 1998
I think this is a big mistake. Set theory is just
another branch of mathematics. Politically this will
entrench the viewpoint that Set Theory is part
of foundations and it is this view, i think, which
causes a lot of the misunderstanding of Set Theory
(more prevalent over this side of the pond, admittedly)
and the hostility we experience. A lot of mathematicians
think either: set theory is foundations and who cares
about foundations? or: set theorists think it's their
job to tell us the meaning of what we do. This new
classification can only reinforce these views.
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