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Erkenntnis

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 147-154

On The Untenability Of Nelson's Predicativism

  • St. IwanAffiliated withInstitut für Theoretische Informatik und Mathematik, Universität der Bundeswehr München

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Abstract

By combining some technical results from metamathematicalinvestigations of systems of Bounded Arithmetic, I will givean argument for the untenability of Nelson's finitistic program,encapsulated in his book Predicative Arithmetic.