# Logic and Structure

Book

Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)

1. Front Matter
Pages i-x
2. Pages 1-3
3. Pages 5-56
4. Pages 57-102
5. Pages 103-142
6. Pages 143-152
7. Pages 153-186
8. Pages 187-208
9. Pages 209-256
10. Back Matter
Pages 257-263

### Introduction

A book which efficiently presents the basics of propositional and predicate logic, van Dalen’s popular textbook contains a complete treatment of elementary classical logic, using Gentzen’s Natural Deduction. Propositional and predicate logic are treated in separate chapters in a leisured but precise way. Chapter Three presents the basic facts of model theory, e.g. compactness, Skolem-Löwenheim, elementary equivalence, non-standard models, quantifier elimination, and Skolem functions.

The discussion of classical logic is rounded off with a concise exposition of second-order logic.

In view of the growing recognition of constructive methods and principles, one chapter is devoted to intuitionistic logic. Completeness is established for Kripke semantics. A number of specific constructive features, such as apartness and equality, the Gödel translation, the disjunction and existence property have been incorporated.

The power and elegance of natural deduction is demonstrated best in the part of proof theory called `cut-elimination' or `normalization'. Chapter 6 is devoted to this topic; it contains the basic facts on the structure of derivations, both classically and intuitionistically.

Finally, this edition contains a new chapter on Gödel's first incompleteness theorem. The chapter is self-contained, it provides a systematic exposition of primitive recursion and partial recursive functions, recursive by enumerable sets, and recursive separability. The arithmetization of Peano's arithmetic is based on the natural deduction system.

### Keywords

Goedel's theorem basic model theory first-order logic with natural deduction intuitionistic logic and semantics normalisation of first-order logic recursive functions second order logic logic mathematics model theory predicate logic presentation printing review theorem

#### Authors and affiliations

1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

Dirk van Dalen studied at the University of Amsterdam, where he obtained his PhD. He has taught since 1960 at Utrecht University, where he is full professor. He also taught at MIT and Oxford. His technical work is mostly in the area of intuitionistic mathematics and logic. He uses to call attention to the benefits and challenges of constructive methods. His current project is a biography of L.E.J. Brouwer and the editing of Brouwer's correspondence.

### Bibliographic information

• Book Title Logic and Structure
• Authors Dirk van Dalen
• Series Title Universitext
• DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85108-0
• Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
• Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
• eBook Packages
• Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-20879-2
• eBook ISBN 978-3-540-85108-0
• Edition Number 4
• Number of Pages X, 267
• Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
• Additional Information 4th ed., corrected 2nd printing.
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