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Theorem 3.8.1. Suppose given $\phi _1(x_1, \ldots , x_ n), \ldots , \phi _ m(x_1, \ldots , x_ n)$ a finite collection of formulas of set theory. Let $M_0$ be a set. There exists a set $M$ such that $M_0 \subset M$ and $\forall x_1, \ldots , x_ n \in M$, we have

\[ \forall i = 1, \ldots , m, \ \phi _ i^{M}(x_1, \ldots , x_ n) \Leftrightarrow \forall i = 1, \ldots , m, \ \phi _ i(x_1, \ldots , x_ n). \]

In fact we may take $M = V_\alpha $ for some limit ordinal $\alpha $.

Proof. See [Theorem 12.14, Jech] or [Theorem 7.4, Kunen]. $\square$


Comments (2)

Comment #3542 by Laurent Moret-Bailly on

Is there any reason for stating the theorem in terms of finitely many formulas rather than just one?

Comment #3674 by on

Going to leave this as is. But, no, I guess not, because you can replace the list of by .


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