A General Glivenko–Gödel Theorem for Nuclei

Giulio Fellin
(Università di Verona)
Peter Schuster
(Università di Verona)

Glivenko's theorem says that, in propositional logic, classical provability of a formula entails intuitionistic provability of double negation of that formula. We generalise Glivenko's theorem from double negation to an arbitrary nucleus, from provability in a calculus to an inductively generated abstract consequence relation, and from propositional logic to any set of objects whatsoever. The resulting conservation theorem comes with precise criteria for its validity, which allow us to instantly include Gödel's counterpart for first-order predicate logic of Glivenko's theorem. The open nucleus gives us a form of the deduction theorem for positive logic, and the closed nucleus prompts a variant of the reduction from intuitionistic to minimal logic going back to Johansson.

In Ana Sokolova: Proceedings 37th Conference on Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics (MFPS 2021), Hybrid: Salzburg, Austria and Online, 30th August - 2nd September, 2021, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 351, pp. 51–66.
Published: 29th December 2021.

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