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Consequences of a Godel’s Misjudgment

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The fundamental aim of the paper is to correct a harmful way to interpret a Godel’s erroneous remark at the Congress of Konigsberg in 1930. Although the Godel’s fault is rather venial, its misreading has produced and continues to produce dangerous fruits, so as to apply the incompleteness Theorems to the full second-order Arithmetic and to deduce the semantic incompleteness of its language by these same Theorems. The first three paragraphs are introductory and serve to define the languages inherently semantic and its properties, to discuss the consequences of the expression order used in a language and some questions about the semantic completeness. In particular, it is highlighted that a non-formal theory may be semantically complete despite using a language semantically incomplete. Finally, an alternative interpretation for the Godel’s unfortunate comment is proposed.

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Raguní, G. (2015) Consequences of a Godel’s Misjudgment. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-12. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101820.

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