Two Espressos Posted April 28, 2013 Share Posted April 28, 2013 (edited) Hello all, I'm planning on doing a lot of reading this summer before I start my Ph.D. this fall, and one of the things I'd like to learn about is set theory. Could any of you suggest an intro-level book on set theory that doesn't presuppose a lot of mathematical knowledge? There appear to be a lot of ostensibly "intro-level" set theory books; I'm having trouble finding one that fits my needs. I'm in the humanities, so obviously my mathematics background is rather paltry, mostly limited to propositional and predicate logic, but I think I could handle a book with some rigor so long as the theorems, proofs, etc. are introduced slowly and only after having been given the requisite information needed to understand them. I tried reading this book, but I quickly found it to be too difficult, as it began using notation without prior explanation. What's worse, the book had no solutions to its exercises, which is terrible. I was thinking about trying this book instead. Is this a good choice? Would you suggest something else instead? My ideal text would have at least a handful of exercises--with solutions!-- and would be self-contained, i.e., providing all the knowledge necessary in the early sections to understand the later, more difficult sections. Thanks! Edited April 28, 2013 by Two Espressos Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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