Ideas of Wilfrid Hodges, by Theme
[British, b.1941, Of Bedford College, then Queen Mary and Westfield, London.]
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2. Reason / D. Definition / 7. Contextual Definition
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The idea that groups of concepts could be 'implicitly defined' was abandoned

5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 1. Overview of Logic
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Logic is the study of sound argument, or of certain artificial languages (or applying the latter to the former)

5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 5. FirstOrder Logic
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Since firstorder languages are complete, = and  have the same meaning

5. Theory of Logic / B. Logical Consequence / 4. Semantic Consequence =
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= in modeltheory means 'logical consequence'  it holds in all models

5. Theory of Logic / I. Semantics of Logic / 1. Semantics of Logic
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A formula needs an 'interpretation' of its constants, and a 'valuation' of its variables

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I = φ means that the formula φ is true in the interpretation I

10284

There are three different standard presentations of semantics

5. Theory of Logic / I. Semantics of Logic / 4. Satisfaction
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= should be read as 'is a model for' or 'satisfies'

5. Theory of Logic / J. Model Theory in Logic / 1. Logical Models
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A 'structure' is an interpretation specifying objects and classes of quantification

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Model theory studies formal or natural languageinterpretation using settheory

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Models in model theory are structures, not sets of descriptions

5. Theory of Logic / J. Model Theory in Logic / 3. LöwenheimSkolem Theorems
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Up LöwenheimSkolem: if infinite models, then arbitrarily large models

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Down LöwenheimSkolem: if a countable language has a consistent theory, that has a countable model

5. Theory of Logic / K. Features of Logics / 6. Compactness
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If a firstorder theory entails a sentence, there is a finite subset of the theory which entails it

6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 5. The Infinite / i. Cardinal infinity
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Firstorder logic can't discriminate between one infinite cardinal and another

6. Mathematics / B. Foundations for Mathematics / 6. Mathematics as Set Theory / a. Mathematics is set theory
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A 'set' is a mathematically wellbehaved class
