naïve set theory

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The area of mathematics which attempts to formalize the nature of a set using a min.imal number of independent axioms. Bertrand * Russell worked in this area, but discovered that paradoxes appear, such as Russell's paradox, and the less ambitious axiomatic set theory must be used.

Subjects: Mathematics.

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