Formal Theory

Formal theory can refer to:

  • Another name for a theory which is expressed in formal language.
  • An axiomatic system, something representable by symbols and its operators
  • Formal theory from political science, the theoretical modeling of social systems based on game theory, dynamical systems theory, among other interdisciplinary fields.


Other articles related to "formal theory":

Proof Sketch For Gödel's First Incompleteness Theorem - Self-referential Formula
... We have here the self-referential feature that is crucial to the proof A formula of the formal theory that somehow relates to its own provability within that ... Proving both q(n,G(P)) and violates the consistency of the formal theory ... both, and q(n,G(P)), for all natural numbers n, violates ω-consistency of the formal theory ...

Famous quotes containing the words theory and/or formal:

    There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.
    Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

    The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation.
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