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Single Idea 10612

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / E. Structures of Logic / 5. Functions in Logic]

Full Idea

If a function f maps the argument a back to a itself, so that f(a) = a, then a is said to be a 'fixed point' for f.

Gist of Idea

An argument is a 'fixed point' for a function if it is mapped back to itself


Peter Smith (Intro to Gödel's Theorems [2007], 20.5)

Book Reference

Smith,Peter: 'An Introduction to Gödel's Theorems' [CUP 2007], p.174