Naive Set Theory
is a mathematics
textbook by Paul Halmos
originally published in 1960. This book is an undergraduate introduction to not-very-naive set theory
which has lasted for decades. It is still considered by many to be the
best introduction to set theory for beginners. While the title states
that it is naive, which is usually taken to mean without axioms
, the book does introduce all the axioms of Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory
and gives correct and rigorous definitions for basic objects. Where it differs from a "true" axiomatic set theory
book is its character: There are no long-winded discussions of
axiomatic minutiae, and there is next to nothing about advanced topics
like large cardinals
. Instead, it tries to be intelligible to someone who has never thought about set theory before.
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