The Craig Interpolation Theorem for Schematic Systems
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The notion of Schematic System has been introduced by Parikh in the early seventies. It is a metamathematical notion describing the concept of deduction system and the operation of substitution of terms and formulas in it. We show a generalization of the Craig Interpolation Theorem for a natural class of schematic systems while we determine sufficient conditions for a schematic system to enjoy Interpolation. These conditions are much weaker than the usual conditions of symmetricity that are satisfied by the logics usually studied. The proof of the Craig Interpolation Theorem that we propose is a refinement of Maehara’s construction and it is based on the idea of tracing the flow of formulas in a proof.
KeywordsSchematic System Schematic Axiom Predicate Variable Schematic Rule Main Formula
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