What can a categoricity theorem tell us?

Meadows, Toby (2013) What can a categoricity theorem tell us?. Review of Symbolic Logic, 6 3: 524-544. doi:10.1017/S1755020313000178


Author Meadows, Toby
Title What can a categoricity theorem tell us?
Journal name Review of Symbolic Logic   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1755-0203
1755-0211
Publication date 2013-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S1755020313000178
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 6
Issue 3
Start page 524
End page 544
Total pages 21
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to investigate categoricity arguments conducted in second order logic and the philosophical conclusions that can be drawn from them. We provide a way of seeing this result, so to speak, through a first order lens divested of its second order garb. Our purpose is to draw into sharper relief exactly what is involved in this kind of categoricity proof and to highlight the fact that we should be reserved before drawing powerful philosophical conclusions from it. Copyright
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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