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Theorem onprc 7129
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 7127), 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 7127 . . 3 Ord On
2 ordirr 5882 . . 3 (Ord On → ¬ On ∈ On)
31, 2ax-mp 5 . 2 ¬ On ∈ On
4 elong 5872 . . 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 2145  Vcvv 3351  Ord word 5863  Oncon0 5864
This theorem was proved from axioms:  ax-mp 5  ax-1 6  ax-2 7  ax-3 8  ax-gen 1870  ax-4 1885  ax-5 1991  ax-6 2057  ax-7 2093  ax-8 2147  ax-9 2154  ax-10 2174  ax-11 2190  ax-12 2203  ax-13 2408  ax-ext 2751  ax-sep 4915  ax-nul 4923  ax-pr 5034  ax-un 7094
This theorem depends on definitions:  df-bi 197  df-an 383  df-or 837  df-3or 1072  df-3an 1073  df-tru 1634  df-ex 1853  df-nf 1858  df-sb 2050  df-eu 2622  df-mo 2623  df-clab 2758  df-cleq 2764  df-clel 2767  df-nfc 2902  df-ne 2944  df-ral 3066  df-rex 3067  df-rab 3070  df-v 3353  df-sbc 3588  df-dif 3726  df-un 3728  df-in 3730  df-ss 3737  df-pss 3739  df-nul 4064  df-if 4226  df-sn 4317  df-pr 4319  df-tp 4321  df-op 4323  df-uni 4575  df-br 4787  df-opab 4847  df-tr 4887  df-eprel 5162  df-po 5170  df-so 5171  df-fr 5208  df-we 5210  df-ord 5867  df-on 5868
This theorem is referenced by:  ordeleqon  7133  ssonprc  7137  sucon  7153  orduninsuc  7188  omelon2  7222  tfr2b  7643  tz7.48-3  7690  infensuc  8292  zorn2lem4  9521  noprc  32225
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