[FOM] Why did Kleene name it "T"?

Daniel Schwartz schwartz at cs.fsu.edu
Sat May 21 10:25:37 EDT 2016

I've always suspected that it stood for "Turing", but really don't know.

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Shane Steinert-Threlkeld <shanest at stanford.edu> wrote:

> Dear all,
> Does anyone know why Kleene chose "T" as the name for his predicate?  A
> cursory glance at his texts yields no insight (and perhaps there is none to
> be had), but I am curious if there are other sources regarding this naming
> choice.
> All the best,
> Shane

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