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Gentzen thought that an analysis should show how to display the E-inferences as unique functions of their corresponding I-inferences, and he believed that the Elimination rules were consequences of their corresponding Introduction rules (Gentzen, 1934, pp. 80-1). 2 Elimination conditions as uniquely determined by Introduction conditions The generalized E-conditions are, in the following sense, unique functions of their corresponding I-conditions: The Introduction conditions 1'9 have no slack with respect to Elimination conditions E'9' for if there such that were another Elimination condition for the operator, say I'9(R) was given by E'9(U) ~ U => R (for all U), as well as by E;(U) ~ U => R (for all U), then it would follow that E'9(U) ~ E;(U) for all U in S.

Our considerations do not depend on any particular kind of informal interpretation of the "sentences", since we are concerned only with their formal structure. Do these observations of Hertz and Gentzen settle the question of whether they intended the single arrow to be a connective or a type of relation? It seems to me that although something can be said for either construal, on the whole the sign was intended to express a relation between the elements of a domain. 3 There are other features that seem to support the relational rather than the connective reading.

36 II IMPLICATION RELATIONS There is an extensive variety of implication relations to be had. Not all of them are of theoretical interest. There are some very familiar and favored examples (syntactic and semantic concepts of logical consequence) that are part of the story that needs to be told, but these familiar examples are not nearly the whole story about implication relations. Before we turn to some examples of the wide variety of relations that qualify as implicational, something should be said about the general features of the conditions that have already been given.

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