This creation to trendy set thought covers the features of its major normal parts: classical set concept together with huge cardinals, infinitary combinatorics, descriptive set concept; and independence proofs beginning with Goedel's evidence round 1938 via Cohen's evidence in 1963, wherein Cohen's approach to forcing most likely had a better impression on arithmetic. The author's fundamental emphasis is on forcing and massive cardinals, yet there's a dialogue of descriptive set idea and infinitary combinatorics besides.
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