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The progress of science from a computational point of view: the drive towards ever higher solvability

Published Online: 28 Mar 2019
Page range: 11 - 26
Received: 13 Aug 2018
Accepted: 25 Feb 2019
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This essay’s content is rendered by the titles of the successive sections. 1. Effective solvability versus intuitive solvability. — 2. Decidability, i.e. effective solvability, in predicate logic. The speedup phenomenon — 3. Contributions of the second-order logic to the problems of solvability — 4. The infinite progress of science in the light of Turing’s idea of the oracle. The term “oracle” is a technical counterpart of the notion of mathematical intuition.

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