The Completeness of Carnap's Predicate Logic

Australasian Journal of Logic 11 (1) (2014)
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The paper first proves the completeness of the first-order predicate logic presented in Carnap’s 1946 article ‘Modalities and quantification’. By contrast the modal logic defined by the semantics Carnap produces is unaxiomatisable. One can though adapt Carnap’s semantics so that a standard completeness proof for a Carnapian version of predicate S5 turns out to be available. //

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Max Cresswell
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Worlds and Models in Bayart and Carnap.Max Cresswell - 2016 - Australasian Journal of Logic 13 (1).

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Meaning and Necessity: A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic.Rudolf Carnap - 1947 - Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press.
Tractatus logico-philosophicus.Ludwig Wittgenstein - 1922 - Filosoficky Casopis 52:336-341.
Modalities and quantification.Rudolf Carnap - 1946 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 11 (2):33-64.
Modality and quantification in S5.A. N. Prior - 1956 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 21 (1):60-62.

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