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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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Berka I 267
Decision problem/recursion/recursiveness/dialogical logic/Lorenzen: if R(x, y) is a decision-definite statement form, (Ex) R(x,y) no longer needs to be decision-definite.
Nevertheless, on the other hand, the assertion of such statements as

(1) (Ex) R(x,n)

does not need to trigger a senseless dispute!
It is obvious, then, to agree that the person who claims (1) is also obliged to give a number m, so that (2) R (m, n) is true. If he cannot do this, he has "lost" his claim.(1)

1. P. Lorenzen, Ein dialogisches Konstruktivitätskriterium, in: Infinitistic Methods, (1961), 193-200

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.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Lorn I
P. Lorenzen
Constructive Philosophy Cambridge 1987

Berka I
Karel Berka
Lothar Kreiser
Logik Texte Berlin 1983

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