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By Raymond M. Smullyan

Characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass populate those 88 exciting puzzles. Mathematician Raymond Smullyan re-creates the spirit of Lewis Carroll's writings in puzzles concerning notice play, good judgment and metalogic, and philosophical paradoxes. demanding situations variety from effortless to tough and include options, plus 60 fascinating illustrations. "An creative book." — Boston Globe.

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A ? A → B, we step to B. • (reduction) If there is a formula B ∈ ∆ with B = C1 → . . → Cn → q then from ∆ ∆i ? Ci , q, we step, for i = 1, . . , n to 2. INTUITIONISTIC AND CLASSICAL LOGICS 37 where the following holds 1. in the case of intuitionistic computation, ∆i = ∆; 2. in the case of locally linear computation, ∆i = ∆ − [B]; 3. in the case of linear computation i ∆i = ∆ − [B]. The question now is: do we retain completeness? Are there examples for intuitionistic logic where items of data essentially need to be used locally more than once?

Then we have for i = 1, . . , k ∆, A ? Di succeeds by a derivation of height hi < h. Since (c, hi ) < (c, h), we may apply the induction hypothesis and obtain (bi ) ∆, Γ ? Di succeeds for i = 1, . . , k. By hypothesis (2) we can conclude that Γ, D1 , . . , Dk ? q succeeds by a derivation of arbitrary height h . Notice that each Di has a smaller complexity than A, that is cp(Di ) = ci < c. Thus (c1 , h ) < (c, h), and we can cut on (3) and (b1 ), so that we obtain that ∆, Γ, D2 , . . , Dk ? q succeeds with some height h .

A → pn ? G succeeds. We use the cut rule. Since ∆ ⊇ Cop(G) we have G → pi ∈ ∆ and hence by (a) and the computation rules ∆ ∪ {A} ? pi succeeds. Thus ∆ ? A → pi succeeds for all i = 1, . . , n. Now by cut on (b1) we get ∆ ? G succeeds . 34. 6. A succeeds by the intuitionistic procedure defined in Proof. 1. Show (b) implies (a). Assume ∆ ∪ Cop(A) ? A succeeds Then by the soundness of the computation procedure we get that ∆ ∪ Cop(A) A in intuitionistic logic, and hence in classical logic. Since the proof is finite there is a finite set of the form {A → pi , .

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