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Totality in Applicative Theories
 ANNALS OF PURE AND APPLIED LOGIC
, 1995
"... In this paper we study applicative theories of operations and numbers with (and without) the nonconstructive minimum operator in the context of a total application operation. We determine the prooftheoretic strength of such theories by relating them to wellknown systems like Peano Arithmetic ..."
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In this paper we study applicative theories of operations and numbers with (and without) the nonconstructive minimum operator in the context of a total application operation. We determine the prooftheoretic strength of such theories by relating them to wellknown systems like Peano Arithmetic PA and the system (\Pi 0 1 CA) !"0 of second order arithmetic. Essential use will be made of socalled fixedpoint theories with ordinals, certain infinitary term models and Church Rosser properties.
Upper bounds for metapredicative Mahlo in explicit mathematics and admissible set theory
 Journal of Symbolic Logic
"... In this article we introduce systems for metapredicative Mahlo in explicit mathematics and admissible set theory. The exact upper prooftheoretic bounds of these systems are established. 1 Introduction In classical set theory an ordinal # is called a Mahlo ordinal if it is a regular cardinal and if, ..."
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In this article we introduce systems for metapredicative Mahlo in explicit mathematics and admissible set theory. The exact upper prooftheoretic bounds of these systems are established. 1 Introduction In classical set theory an ordinal # is called a Mahlo ordinal if it is a regular cardinal and if, for every normal function f from # to #, there exists a regular cardinal less than # so that {f(#) : # < } # . The statement that there exists a Mahlo ordinal is a powerful set existence axiom going beyond theories like ZFC. It also outgrows the existence of inaccessible cardinals, hyper inaccessibles, hyperhyperinaccessible and the like. There is also an obvious recursive analogue of Mahlo ordinal. Typically, an ordinal # is baptized recursively Mahlo, if it is admissible and reflects every # 2 sentence on a smaller admissible ordinal. The corresponding formal theory KPM has been prooftheoretically analyzed by Rathjen [14, 15]. KPM is a highly impredicative theory, and its proofthe...
Foundational and mathematical uses of higher types
 REFLECTIONS ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS: ESSAY IN HONOR OF SOLOMON FEFERMAN
, 1999
"... In this paper we develop mathematically strong systems of analysis in higher types which, nevertheless, are prooftheoretically weak, i.e. conservative over elementary resp. primitive recursive arithmetic. These systems are based on noncollapsing hierarchies ( n WKL+ ; n WKL+ ) of principles ..."
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In this paper we develop mathematically strong systems of analysis in higher types which, nevertheless, are prooftheoretically weak, i.e. conservative over elementary resp. primitive recursive arithmetic. These systems are based on noncollapsing hierarchies ( n WKL+ ; n WKL+ ) of principles which generalize (and for n = 0 coincide with) the socalled `weak' König's lemma WKL (which has been studied extensively in the context of second order arithmetic) to logically more complex tree predicates. Whereas the second order context used in the program of reverse mathematics requires an encoding of higher analytical concepts like continuous functions F : X ! Y between Polish spaces X;Y , the more exible language of our systems allows to treat such objects directly. This is of relevance as the encoding of F used in reverse mathematics tacitly yields a constructively enriched notion of continuous functions which e.g. for F : IN ! IN can be seen (in our higher order context)
Extending the System T_0 of explicit mathematics: the limit and Mahlo axioms
"... In this paper we discuss extensions of Feferman's theory T_0 for explicit mathematics by the socalled limit and Mahlo axioms and present a novel approach to constructing natural recusiontheoretic models for (fairly strong) systems of explicit mathematics which is based on nonmonotone inductiv ..."
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In this paper we discuss extensions of Feferman's theory T_0 for explicit mathematics by the socalled limit and Mahlo axioms and present a novel approach to constructing natural recusiontheoretic models for (fairly strong) systems of explicit mathematics which is based on nonmonotone inductive definitions.
Theories With SelfApplication and Computational Complexity
 Information and Computation
, 2002
"... Applicative theories form the basis of Feferman's systems of explicit mathematics, which have been introduced in the early seventies. In an applicative universe, all individuals may be thought of as operations, which can freely be applied to each other: selfapplication is meaningful, but n ..."
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Applicative theories form the basis of Feferman's systems of explicit mathematics, which have been introduced in the early seventies. In an applicative universe, all individuals may be thought of as operations, which can freely be applied to each other: selfapplication is meaningful, but not necessarily total. It has turned out that theories with selfapplication provide a natural setting for studying notions of abstract computability, especially from a prooftheoretic perspective.
Universes in Explicit Mathematics
 Annals of Pure and Applied Logic
, 1999
"... This paper deals with universes in explicit mathematics. After introducing some basic definitions, the limit axiom and possible ordering principles for universes are discussed. Later, we turn to least universes, strictness and name induction. Special emphasis is put on theories for explicit mathemat ..."
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This paper deals with universes in explicit mathematics. After introducing some basic definitions, the limit axiom and possible ordering principles for universes are discussed. Later, we turn to least universes, strictness and name induction. Special emphasis is put on theories for explicit mathematics with universes which are prooftheoretically equivalent to Feferman's T 0 . 1 Introduction In some form or another, universes play an important role in many systems of set theory and higher order arithmetic, in various formalizations of constructive mathematics and in logics for computation. One aspect of universes is that they expand the set or type formation principles in a natural and perspicuous way and provide greater expressive power and prooftheoretic strength. The general idea behind universes is quite simple: suppose that we are given a formal system Th comprising certain set (or type) existence principles which are justified on specific philosophical grounds. Then it may be a...
Some Theories With Positive Induction of Ordinal Strength ...
 JOURNAL OF SYMBOLIC LOGIC
, 1996
"... This paper deals with: (i) the theory ID # 1 which results from c ID 1 by restricting induction on the natural numbers to formulas which are positive in the fixed point constants, (ii) the theory BON() plus various forms of positive induction, and (iii) a subtheory of Peano arithmetic with ord ..."
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This paper deals with: (i) the theory ID # 1 which results from c ID 1 by restricting induction on the natural numbers to formulas which are positive in the fixed point constants, (ii) the theory BON() plus various forms of positive induction, and (iii) a subtheory of Peano arithmetic with ordinals in which induction on the natural numbers is restricted to formulas which are \Sigma in the ordinals. We show that these systems have prooftheoretic strength '!0.
Polynomial Time Operations in Explicit Mathematics
 Journal of Symbolic Logic
, 1997
"... In this paper we study (self)applicative theories of operations and binary words in the context of polynomial time computability. We propose a first order theory PTO which allows full selfapplication and whose provably total functions on W = f0; 1g are exactly the polynomial time computable fu ..."
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In this paper we study (self)applicative theories of operations and binary words in the context of polynomial time computability. We propose a first order theory PTO which allows full selfapplication and whose provably total functions on W = f0; 1g are exactly the polynomial time computable functions.
Is the Continuum Hypothesis a definite mathematical problem?
"... [t]he analysis of the phrase “how many ” unambiguously leads to a definite meaning for the question [“How many different sets of integers do their exist?”]: the problem is to find out which one of the א’s is the number of points of a straight line … Cantor, after having proved that this number is gr ..."
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[t]he analysis of the phrase “how many ” unambiguously leads to a definite meaning for the question [“How many different sets of integers do their exist?”]: the problem is to find out which one of the א’s is the number of points of a straight line … Cantor, after having proved that this number is greater than א0, conjectured that it is א1. An equivalent proposition is this: any infinite subset of the continuum has the power either of the set of integers or of the whole continuum. This is Cantor’s continuum hypothesis. … But, although Cantor’s set theory has now had a development of more than sixty years and the [continuum] problem is evidently of great importance for it, nothing has been proved so far relative to the question of what the power of the continuum is or whether its subsets satisfy the condition just stated, except that … it is true for a certain infinitesimal fraction of these subsets, [namely] the analytic sets. Not even an upper bound, however high, can be assigned for the power of the continuum. It is undecided whether this number is regular or singular, accessible or inaccessible, and (except for König’s negative result) what its character of cofinality is. Gödel 1947, 516517 [in Gödel 1990, 178]
Relationships between constructive, predicative, and classical systems of analysis
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"... Both the constructive and predicative approaches to mathematics arose during the period of what was felt to be a foundational crisis in the early part of this century. Each critiqued an essential logical aspect of classical mathematics, namely concerning the unrestricted use of the law of excluded ..."
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Both the constructive and predicative approaches to mathematics arose during the period of what was felt to be a foundational crisis in the early part of this century. Each critiqued an essential logical aspect of classical mathematics, namely concerning the unrestricted use of the law of excluded middle on the one hand, and of apparently circular \impredicative &quot; de nitions on the other. But the positive redevelopment of mathematics along constructive, resp. predicative grounds did not emerge as really viable alternatives to classical, settheoretically based mathematics until the 1960s. Now wehave a massive amount of information, to which this lecture will constitute an introduction, about what can be done by what means, and about the theoretical interrelationships between various formal systems for constructive, predicative and classical analysis. In this nal lecture I will be sketching some redevelopments of classical analysis on both constructive and predicative grounds, with an emphasis on modern approaches. In the case of constructivity, Ihave very little to say about Brouwerian intuitionism, which has been discussed extensively in other lectures at this conference, and concentrate instead on the approach since 1967 of Errett Bishop and his school. In the case of predicativity, I concentrate on developmentsalso since the 1960swhich take up where Weyl's work left o, as described in my second lecture. In both cases, I rst look at these redevelopments from a more informal, mathematical, point This is the last of my three lectures for the conference, Proof Theory: History and