There are no minimal effectively inseparable theories
Abstract
This paper belongs to the research on the limit of the first incompleteness theorem. Effectively inseparable theories (EI) can be viewed as an effective version of essentially undecidable theories (EU), and EI is stronger than EU. We examine the question: are there minimal effectively inseparable theories with respect to interpretability. We propose tEI, the theory version of EI. We first prove that there are no minimal tEI theories with respect to interpretability (i.e., for any tEI theory $T$, we can effectively find a theory which is tEI and strictly weaker than $T$ with respect to interpretability). By a theorem due to Marian B. PourEI, we have tEI is equivalent with EI. Thus, there are no minimal EI theories with respect to interpretability. Also we prove that there are no minimal finitely axiomatizable EI theories with respect to interpretability.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 November 2022
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.2211.06190
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2211.06190
 Bibcode:
 2022arXiv221106190C
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Logic;
 03F40;
 03F25;
 03F30
 EPrint:
 To appear in Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, 14 pages