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Journal of Logic and Computation, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp. 637-664: Abstract.

New solutions to Novikov's problem for intuitionistic connectives

AD Yashin

Udmurtia State University, Lichvintzeva str., 68a-1, Izhevsk 426034, Russia. E-mail: yashin@uni.udm.ru

D. Gabbay gave an example of the extension of the intuitionistic propositional logic dealing with a certain kind of the 'irreflexive modality'. In this paper, it is proved that Gabbay's logic satisfies the syntactical approach to the notion of a new intuitionistic connective suggested by P. Novikov in the 1950s: this logic is conservative over intuitionistic propositional logic, contains the Replacement axiom for extra connective and does not allow to add any explicit expression for it. Also we describe the unique, according to Novikov's approach, complete (maximal conservative) extension of Gabbay's logic. Finally, an example of complete logic determining binary extra connective (Bowen's anti-implication is constructed with the use of an appropriate variant of the translation technique.

Key words: New intuionistic connective, Novikov completeness, irreflexive modality.

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