Herbrand semantics, the potential infinite, and ontology-free logic

History and Philosophy of Logic 13 (1):69-90 (1992)
This paper investigates the ontological presuppositions of quantifier logic. It is seen that the actual infinite, although present in the usual completeness proofs, is not needed for a proper semantic foundation. Additionally, quantifier logic can be given an adequate formulation in which neither the notion of individual nor that of a predicate appears
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DOI 10.1080/01445349208837195
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Susan Haack (1978). Philosophy of Logics. Cambridge University Press.

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Theodore Hailperin (1997). Ontologically Neutral Logic. History and Philosophy of Logic 18 (4):185-200.
Theodore Hailperin (2011). Logic Semantics with the Potential Infinite. History and Philosophy of Logic 31 (2):145-159.

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