Unfolding Feasible Arithmetic andWeak Truth [chapter]

Sebastian Eberhard, Thomas Strahm
2015 Unifying the Philosophy of Truth  
In this paper we continue Feferman's unfolding program initiated in [12] which uses the concept of the unfolding U(S) of a schematic system S in order to describe those operations, predicates and principles concerning them, which are implicit in the acceptance of S. The program has been carried through for a schematic system of non-finitist arithmetic NFA in Feferman and Strahm [14] and for a system FA (with and without Bar rule) in Feferman and Strahm [15] . The present contribution elucidates
more » ... ribution elucidates the concept of unfolding for a basic schematic system FEA of feasible arithmetic. Apart from the operational unfolding U 0 (FEA) of FEA, we study two full unfolding notions, namely the predicate unfolding U(FEA) and a more general truth unfolding U T (FEA) of FEA, the latter making use of a truth predicate added to the language of the operational unfolding. The main results obtained are that the provably convergent functions on binary words for all three unfolding systems are precisely those being computable in polynomial time. The upper bound computations make essential use of a specific theory of truth T PT over combinatory logic, which has recently been introduced in Eberhard and Strahm [8] and Eberhard [6] and whose involved proof-theoretic analysis is due to Eberhard [6]. The results of this paper were first announced in [7] .
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9673-6_7 fatcat:didzp3hvjjcnbphtp7lupavjpe