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By Thomas Piecha, Peter Schroeder-Heister

This quantity is the 1st ever assortment dedicated to the sector of proof-theoretic semantics. Contributions handle themes together with the systematics of advent and removing principles and proofs of normalization, the categorial characterization of deductions, the relation among Heyting's and Gentzen's ways to that means, knowability paradoxes, proof-theoretic foundations of set concept, Dummett's justification of logical legislation, Kreisel's thought of structures, paradoxical reasoning, and the defence of version theory.

The box of proof-theoretic semantics has existed for nearly 50 years, however the time period itself was once proposed by way of Schroeder-Heister within the Nineteen Eighties. Proof-theoretic semantics explains the that means of linguistic expressions more often than not and of logical constants specifically by way of the proposal of evidence. This quantity emerges from shows on the moment foreign convention on Proof-Theoretic Semantics in Tübingen in 2013, the place contributing authors have been requested to supply a self-contained description and research of an important study query during this quarter. The contributions are consultant of the sector and may be of curiosity to logicians, philosophers, and mathematicians alike.

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But although this concern might be taken to call for reconsideration of the theory on historical grounds, the perspective which we will adopt here is that the specific proposals of Kreisel and Goodman are of interest in their own right. 1 The Language of T Described in general terms, T is an equational term calculus with pairing, projection, and lambda abstraction operators, application, as well as various other primitive terms dissertation [16] provides the most comprehensive exposition of T ω , inclusive of the interpretation of intuitionistic first-order logic, Heyting arithmetic, and accompanying consistency and faithfulness proofs.

Nonetheless the derivation bears sufficient resemblance to that sketched by Goodman [17, pp. 107–109] so as to be a reasonable candidate for what we might call the formalized Kreisel-Goodman paradox. And although Goodman went on to develop T ω specifically to avoid the paradox, this initial observation about the “naive” theory we have been discussing played a substantial role in shaping subsequent opinion about the Theory of Constructions itself. Before considering the various ways in which one might react to the paradox directly in Sect.

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