[FOM] A quotation from Fraenkel

T.Forster at dpmms.cam.ac.uk T.Forster at dpmms.cam.ac.uk
Sun Nov 27 05:44:00 EST 2011

Thanks to all who replied, but especially to  Marc Alcobé García!

On Nov 26 2011, Marc Alcobé García wrote:

>Just googling "turns out that it impedes significant mathematical
>research" (quotation marks included):
> Fraenkel, Bar-Hillel, Lévy. Foundations of Set Theory, second edition, p. 
> 89.
> http://books.google.es/books?id=ah2bwOwc06MC&pg=PA89&lpg=PA89&dq=%22turns+out+that+it+impedes+significant+mathematical+research%22&source=bl&ots=ddgLJWzgUg&sig=gbP6guPUY-VzoXu2wwByLlUzp4k&hl=es&ei=mU3RTt7IBqzV4QSz2P1R&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22turns%20out%20that%20it%20impedes%20significant%20mathematical%20research%22&f=false
>2011/11/26  <T.Forster at dpmms.cam.ac.uk>:
>> I have been reviewing a manuscript for a publisher, and it contains the
>> following observation, which the author attributes to Fraenkel
>>    ``[the axiom scheme of foundation] is to be discarded once it       
>> turns out that it impedes significant mathematical research..''
>>  Now i *could* chase up the author but something tells me that 
>> breaching anonymity in that manner would not be cool.  I have my own 
>> copy of Fraenkel *Einleiting in die Mengenlehre* but i can't find it 
>> anywhere in there.  Can anyone cite a source..?
>>     thanks
>>       tf
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