Strong Axioms of Infinity and the Debate About Realism

Journal of Philosophy 111 (8):397-419 (2014)
Abstract
One of the most distinctive and intriguing developments of modern set theory has been the realization that, despite widely divergent incentives for strengthening the standard axioms, there is essentially only one way of ascending the higher reaches of infinity. To the mathematical realist the unexpected convergence suggests that all these axiomatic extensions describe different aspects of the same underlying reality
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/jphil2014111828
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