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Gold’s Theorem and Cognitive Science*

Kent Johnson
Philosophy of Science
Vol. 71, No. 4 (October 2004), pp. 571-592
DOI: 10.1086/423752
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/423752
Page Count: 22
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Gold’s Theorem and Cognitive Science*
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Abstract

A variety of inaccurate claims about Gold’s Theorem have appeared in the cognitive science literature. I begin by characterizing the logic of this theorem and its proof. I then examine several claims about Gold’s Theorem, and I show why they are false. Finally, I assess the significance of Gold’s Theorem for cognitive science.

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