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Single Idea 13538

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / K. Features of Logics / 4. Completeness]

Full Idea

It is valuable to know that a theory is complete, because then we know it cannot be strengthened without passing to a more powerful language.

Gist of Idea

If a theory is complete, only a more powerful language can strengthen it


Robert S. Wolf (A Tour through Mathematical Logic [2005], 5.5)

Book Reference

Wolf,Robert S.: 'A Tour Through Mathematical Logic' [Carus Maths Monographs 2005], p.191