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Do Sets Exist? Mini-Conference

Fri, 9 May 2014 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

1-6 p.m.
Room 114, Cleveland Hall

Set theory is often claimed to provide the foundation of mathematics. Everything in the mathematical universe (numbers, functions, vectors) is supposed to be reducible to sets. But what are sets? Is there a unique universe of sets? Do sets exist? Which axiomatization of set theory is correct?

Elizabeth Brown of JMU, Jim Cargile of the University of Virginia and Michele Friend of George Washington University will consider these questions and more.

Sponsored by the JMU Logic and Reasoning Institute. For information, contact or visit



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