The road to two theorems of logic

Synthese 164 (3):333 - 339 (2008)
Work on how to axiomatize the subtheories of a first-order theory in which only a proper subset of their extra-logical vocabulary is being used led to a theorem on recursive axiomatizability and to an interpolation theorem for first-order logic. There were some fortuitous events and several logicians played a helpful role.
Keywords Recursive axiomatizability  Interpolation for first-order logic  Robinson’s joint consistency theorem  Beth’s definability theorem  Linear reasoning and the Herbrand–Gentzen theorem
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