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Theorem onprc 7026
Description: No set contains all ordinal numbers. Proposition 7.13 of [TakeutiZaring] p. 38, but without using the Axiom of Regularity. This is also known as the Burali-Forti paradox (remark in [Enderton] p. 194). In 1897, Cesare Burali-Forti noticed that since the "set" of all ordinal numbers is an ordinal class (ordon 7024), it must be both an element of the set of all ordinal numbers yet greater than every such element. ZF set theory resolves this paradox by not allowing the class of all ordinal numbers to be a set (so instead it is a proper class). Here we prove the denial of its existence. (Contributed by NM, 18-May-1994.)
Assertion
Ref Expression
onprc ¬ On ∈ V

Proof of Theorem onprc
StepHypRef Expression
1 ordon 7024 . . 3 Ord On
2 ordirr 5779 . . 3 (Ord On → ¬ On ∈ On)
31, 2ax-mp 5 . 2 ¬ On ∈ On
4 elong 5769 . . 3 (On ∈ V → (On ∈ On ↔ Ord On))
51, 4mpbiri 248 . 2 (On ∈ V → On ∈ On)
63, 5mto 188 1 ¬ On ∈ V
Colors of variables: wff setvar class
Syntax hints:  ¬ wn 3  wcel 2030  Vcvv 3231  Ord word 5760  Oncon0 5761
This theorem was proved from axioms:  ax-mp 5  ax-1 6  ax-2 7  ax-3 8  ax-gen 1762  ax-4 1777  ax-5 1879  ax-6 1945  ax-7 1981  ax-8 2032  ax-9 2039  ax-10 2059  ax-11 2074  ax-12 2087  ax-13 2282  ax-ext 2631  ax-sep 4814  ax-nul 4822  ax-pr 4936  ax-un 6991
This theorem depends on definitions:  df-bi 197  df-or 384  df-an 385  df-3or 1055  df-3an 1056  df-tru 1526  df-ex 1745  df-nf 1750  df-sb 1938  df-eu 2502  df-mo 2503  df-clab 2638  df-cleq 2644  df-clel 2647  df-nfc 2782  df-ne 2824  df-ral 2946  df-rex 2947  df-rab 2950  df-v 3233  df-sbc 3469  df-dif 3610  df-un 3612  df-in 3614  df-ss 3621  df-pss 3623  df-nul 3949  df-if 4120  df-sn 4211  df-pr 4213  df-tp 4215  df-op 4217  df-uni 4469  df-br 4686  df-opab 4746  df-tr 4786  df-eprel 5058  df-po 5064  df-so 5065  df-fr 5102  df-we 5104  df-ord 5764  df-on 5765
This theorem is referenced by:  ordeleqon  7030  ssonprc  7034  sucon  7050  orduninsuc  7085  omelon2  7119  tfr2b  7537  tz7.48-3  7584  infensuc  8179  zorn2lem4  9359  noprc  32020
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