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Ideas of Leslie H. Tharp, by Text
[American, fl. 1975, Taught at MIT.]
1975

Which Logic is the Right Logic?

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p.35

10762

In sentential logic there is a simple proof that all truth functions can be reduced to 'not' and 'and'

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p.36

10763

Completeness and compactness together give axiomatizability

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p.37

10766

Logic is either for demonstration, or for characterizing structures

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p.37

10767

Elementary logic is complete, but cannot capture mathematics

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p.37

10765

Soundness would seem to be an essential requirement of a proof procedure

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p.37

10764

A complete logic has an effective enumeration of the valid formulas

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p.38

10768

Effective enumeration might be proved but not specified, so it won't guarantee knowledge

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p.38

10772

Compactness blocks infinite expansion, and admits nonstandard models

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p.38

10771

Compactness is important for major theories which have infinitely many axioms

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p.38

10769

Secondorder logic isn't provable, but will express settheory and classic problems

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p.38

10770

If completeness fails there is no algorithm to list the valid formulas

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p.39

10773

The LöwenheimSkolem property is a limitation (e.g. can't say there are uncountably many reals)

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p.39

10774

There are at least five unorthodox quantifiers that could be used

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p.40

10775

The axiom of choice now seems acceptable and obvious (if it is meaningful)

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p.41

10776

The main quantifiers extend 'and' and 'or' to infinite domains

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p.43

10777

Skolem mistakenly inferred that Cantor's conceptions were illusory
