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higher-order logic

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A higher-order logic is any logic which features higher-order predicates, which are predicates of predicates or of operations. If we think of a predicate as a function to truth values, then a higher-order predicate is a function on a power set or a function set.

Typed higher-order logic may be called higher-order type theory. Typed higher-order intuitionistic logic is often identified with the internal logic of a topos.

Revised on July 2, 2014 23:49:20 by Urs Schreiber (82.136.246.44)