“But why,” he asked, “should the transfinite cardinals

by metalogike

“But why,” he asked, “should the transfinite cardinals be indexed by the finite ordinals?”

“Because,” she replied, “judgments of existence seem to give rise inevitably to such ordinals.”

“What effort then,” he asked, “might we suspect on the part of the continuum to accept the letter of this constraint while subverting its significance?”