praeclarum theorema

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So named by G.W. Leibniz in his unpublished papers of 1690 (later published as Leibniz: Logical Papers in 1966), meaning "splendid theorem" in Latin.


praeclarum theorema

  1. (logic) The following theorem of propositional calculus: (A → B) ∧ (C → D) → (A ∧ C → B ∧ D). [1] [2] [3] [4]
    The praeclarum theorema can be seen to correspond with the rule of linear logic; given two sequents and one may infer (through the said rule) that . Then one may further infer, through the rule , that .

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