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Conversion of Set Theory Problems to other fields

  1. Nov 19, 2009 #1
    Is there a way to prove axioms are consistent and/or independent by converting the problem of consistency/independence to another field, such as algebra?
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2009 #2

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    Sure.

    You don't even have to go to other fields -- e.g. ZFC + any large cardinal axiom is strong enough to prove ZFC consistent.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2009 #3
    Thanks, I'll look into that. :biggrin:
     
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