[FOM] Seeking sage advice on terminology
Aatu.Koskensilta at uta.fi
Sun Aug 4 00:40:16 EDT 2013
Quoting Colin McLarty <colin.mclarty at case.edu>:
> When I write about proofs of FLT I always have trouble finding a graceful
> terminology to distinguish proving FLT in PA versus proving in proof theory
> that PA |- FLT.
How about "proving FTL in PA" and "proving that FTL is provable in
PA"? On the face of it, there's nothing particularly unwieldy to this
approach of just saying what you mean. Contextual cues and all that
should take care of any awkwardness or (hypothetical) ambiguity in any
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