Nordic Online Logic Seminar: next talk on September 26, by Jan von Plato

Valentin Goranko valentin.goranko at
Mon Sep 12 15:11:35 EDT 2022

The Nordic Online Logic Seminar (NOL Seminar) is organised monthly over Zoom, with expository talks on topics of interest for the broader logic community. The seminar is open for professional or aspiring logicians and logic aficionados worldwide.

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Val Goranko and Graham Leigh
NOL seminar organisers
Nordic Online Logic Seminar

Next talk: Monday, September 26, 16.00-17.30 CEST (UTC+2), on Zoom (details are provided to the seminar subscribers)

Title: Gödel's work in logic and foundations in the light of his shorthand notebooks

Speaker: Jan von Plato, University of Helsinki

Abstract: The study of Gödel's shorthand notebooks in the ERC project GODELIANA has revealed two main aspects of his work: First, there is behind each of his relatively few published papers an enormous amount of notes. They typically reveal how he arrived at his results, as with the incompleteness theorem. An extreme case are Gödel's 1938 results on set theory, preceded by some 700 pages of notes never studied before. Secondly, his threshold for publishing was by 1940 so high that some two thousand pages of developments and results remained unknown. One highlight here is a series of notebooks titled "Resultate Grundlagen" in which numerous anticipations of later results in set theory are found. A second main topic are the relations between modal and intuitionistic logic. In particular, Gödel gives a syntactic translation from S4 to intuitionistic logic by methods that are readily generalizable to any decent intermediate logics. These newly discovered methods are, even by today's standards, a clear step ahead in the study of interrelations between systems of non-classical logics.

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