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On the Persistent Difficulty of Disjunction

  • Wim Veldman
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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 320)

Abstract

We want to show, in this paper, that, in intuitionistic analysis, the union of two closed subsets of Baire space N is not always closed, and that, more generally, the union of a closed set and a II n 0 -set is not always II n+1 0 . In the proof of this fact we make use of the intuitionistic Borel Hierarchy Theorem, established in (Veldman, 1981) and (Veldman, 2001a).

Keywords

Natural Number Infinite Sequence Convergent Sequence Winning Strategy Baire Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wim Veldman
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  1. 1.Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegenthe Netherlands

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