The set-theoretic nature of the usual semantics of set theory raises a problem of circularity. A recourse to an intuitive semantics (possibly in terms of the iterative concept of set) is often deemed necessary, and a certain kind of realist philosophy of mathematics seems its best justification, taking for granted a well-determined reality of which set-theoretic statements are true. I argue that, on the contrary, this form of realism leaves one in even deeper trouble. I try to understand the circularity of the set-theoretic semantics of set theory and the related crucial problem of quantification over the universe of sets in the light of a different, 'Neo-Kantian' perspective.
|Titolo:||On the circularity of set-theoretic semantics for set theory|
|Anno del prodotto:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3280/EPIS2014-001004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|