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Predicativity

Solomon Feferman

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195148770
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835560 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195148770.003.0019

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

Predicativity

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This chapter is a detailed study of predicativity in mathematics. It presents a number of historical versions predicativity requirements (Russell, Poincaré, Weyl), looking for unifying ideas. The further development of the notions and requirements up to the present is traced, articulating connections among the different ideas. One underlying theme of the chapter is the motivations for the various requirements for rejecting impredicativity and the various ways of stating the requirement.

Keywords: predicativity; mathematics; Russell; Poincaré; Weyl; impredicativity

Chapter.  16007 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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