# Definition:ZFC/Historical Note

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## Historical Note on ZFC

**ZFC** is generally accepted by mathematicians as a "reasonably good foundation" of mathematics.

*We are far from claiming superiority of***ZFC**over alternative foundations of mathematics. For whatever reason, it won the competition. It does a decent job; so let us stick to it. It should be pointed out though that, to the best of our knowledge, none of the competitors to**ZFC**resolves the question of truth or falsity of CH, SH, MA, $\diamondsuit$, or of any other statement whose independence of**ZFC**has been established by the method of forcing.- -- 1996: Winfried Just and Martin Weese:
*Discovering Modern Set Theory. I: The Basics*: Introduction

- -- 1996: Winfried Just and Martin Weese:

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- 1996: Winfried Just and Martin Weese:
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