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basis of this observation and certain broader developments in logic, Carnap
attempted to develop formal treatments of science and philosophy. It has been
thought that the success that metalogic had achieved in the mathematical
But, instead of rejecting those parts, he proposed in 1905 and, more specifically,
after 1918 roughly to formulate classical mathematics up to a suitable point as a
formal axiomatic theory and to prove this theory consistent — i.e., free from ...
ematics, including arithmetic, analysis, and set theory short of the paradoxes, in a
formal system and proving that system consistent by finitary methods. The part of
Godel's theorem that —A, is unprovable but true shows that not even the first ...
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