By Arnold Koslow
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There is certainly no conflict in having the Introduction and Elimination rules play the role that they do in the construction of deductive patterns, with their corresponding conditions guaranteeing that certain logical categories in some implication structures are nonempty. Neither 18 I BACKGROUND is there any conflict between our existential claim and Gentzen's claim that these rules provide a meaning or sense for the various connectives. The point worth noting is that it is unnecessary to appeal to the thesis that the rules provide meanings in order to show, for example, that the logical operator corresponding to the connective "&" is the conjunction operator in a special setting.
Some of these conditions follow from the others, but we shall retain the less elegant formulation for the sake of greater perspicuity. Thus, it should be noted that condition 1 (Reflexivity) follows from condition 2 (Projection). More interestingly, Projection, together with Cut (condition 6), yields Dilution (condition 5). Let us say that a relation that fails to satisfy Dilution is nonmonotonic. Those who drop the Dilution condition will also have to give up either the Projection condition or Cut.
Thus, in passing from an implication structure 1= (S, ~) to a conservative extension, the two implication relations will be coextensional on S. 5 Belnap appeals to a methodological constraint on definitions: A 4 THE BELNAP PROGRAM 29 necessary condition on definitional extensions is that they be conservative: For all the Pi and Q belonging to S, Ph ... , Pn f-* Q if and only if Ph ... , P n f- Q. Thus, the conservative extension "f-*" is a deducibility relation whose restriction to the subset S is coextensional with the deducibility relation "f-" on S.
A Structuralist Theory of Logic by Arnold Koslow