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Apart from this we shall have all the usual machinery of predicate calculus. And we could have lots of other things too. We could even have variables ranging over functions and so on; it will not make any difference at all. The proof will still go through. Indeed, when I get to the question of axioms, we shall see that we can throw in a few extra of these too. There will be certain restrictions here: if you throw in an infinite number of axioms, then you might not be able to prove Godel's theorem.

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Now I claim that ~ = (B, < is a model for I:, and that it is not isomorphic to Yo Why is ~ a model for I:? Each of the sentences of I: is true in ~ as you can see by inspection. None of these numbers is smaller than itself, so Vx ( l x < x) is true. No number is both smaller than and greater than another, so (ix) is true. Also < is transitive over B and any two elements of B are related, so (x) and (xi) are true in ~. 0 is a first element, so (xii) is true and each element has a successor and all but zero has an immediate predecessor, so (xiii) and (xiv) are true.