Proofs of the Compactness Theorem

History and Philosophy of Logic 31 (1):73-98 (2011)
In this study, several proofs of the compactness theorem for propositional logic with countably many atomic sentences are compared. Thereby some steps are taken towards a systematic philosophical study of the compactness theorem. In addition, some related data and morals for the theory of mathematical explanation are presented
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DOI 10.1080/01445340903495340
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