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CHAPTER I [:] Notions from Set Theory [...] 1. SETS AND ELEMENTS. SUBSETS. "end quote
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Please read these notes from the beginning to here, and then paragraph 4 of 1.


I think 'being in a set' - indicated by the symbol - is another concept that is somewhat more subtle that it appears. Because ...

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The symbol must also have other properties (which we don't specify here) that enable us, given certain sets, to construct others.
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This is also something I missed on my first reading, although I recall various constructions, and I am looking forward very much to looking at those constructions again - keeping in mind the just quoted connection to the symbol .

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