Early history of the Generalized Continuum Hypothesis: 1878—1938

Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 17 (4):489-532 (2011)

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This paper explores how the Generalized Continuum Hypothesis (GCH) arose from Cantor's Continuum Hypothesis in the work of Peirce, Jourdain, Hausdorff, Tarski, and how GCH was used up to Gödel's relative consistency result

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