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3 Formalized theories Now for the idea of an axiomatized formal theory, built in a formalized language (normally, of course, an interpreted one). Once more, it is issues about decidability which need to be emphasized: we do this in (a) and (b) below, summarize in (c), and add an important remark in (d). e. as the fundamental non-logical assumptions of our theory. Of course, we will normally want these axioms to be sentences which are true on interpretation; but note that this is not built into the very notion of an axiomatized theory.
That’s a fair challenge. And modern computer science has much to say about grades of computational complexity and levels of feasibility. However, we will 15 3 Eﬀective computability stick to our ultra-idealized notion of computability. Why? g. about what can’t be algorithmically computed. By working with a very weak ‘in principle’ notion of what is required for being computable, our impossibility results will be correspondingly very strong – for a start, they won’t depend on any mere contingencies about what is practicable, given the current state of our software and hardware, and given real-world limitations of time or resources.
8 We will take it that the core idea of a proof system is once more very familiar from elementary logic. g. old-style linear proof systems which use logical axioms vs. diﬀerent styles of natural deduction proofs vs. tableau (or ‘tree’) proofs – don’t essentially matter. What is crucial, of course, is the strength of the overall system we adopt. We will predominantly be working with some version of standard ﬁrst-order logic with identity. But whatever system we adopt, we need to be able to specify it in a way which enables us to settle, without room for dispute, what counts as a well-formed derivation.