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Single Idea 13619

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / H. Proof Systems / 2. Axiomatic Proof]

Full Idea

New axiom-schemas for quantifiers: (A4) |-∀ξφ → φ(α/ξ), (A5) |-∀ξ(ψ→φ) → (ψ→∀ξφ), plus the rule GEN: If |-φ the |-∀ξφ(ξ/α).


GEN stands for 'generalisation'

Gist of Idea

Quantification adds two axiom-schemas and a new rule


David Bostock (Intermediate Logic [1997], 5.6)

Book Reference

Bostock,David: 'Intermediate Logic' [OUP 1997], p.221

A Reaction

This follows on from Idea 13610, where he laid out his three axioms and one rule for propositional (truth-functional) logic. This Idea plus 13610 make Bostock's proposed axiomatisation of first-order logic.

Related Idea

Idea 13610 A logic with and → needs three axiom-schemas and one rule as foundation [Bostock]