Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Decidability: a question, for example, whether a property applies to an object or not, is decidable if a result can be achieved within a finite time. For this decision process, an algorithm is chosen as a basis. See also halting problem, algorithms, procedures, decision theory.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
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I 146
Decidability / tautologies / validity / Mates: for tautologies there a decision process (i.e. to decide whether something is a t.) - not for validity - because for the validity truth wvalue tables are not sufficient - even non-tautological statements can be valid
I 232
Decidability / decidable / Mates: is a set of statements if there is a process that decides whether a particular statement is one of them or not - this method need not be known or practicable.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Mate I
B. Mates
Elementare Logik Göttingen 1969

Mate II
B. Mates
0226509869 1981

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-26