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2. Let T = (K, L) be a bisection of a set 5. We shall say that "=^> r " i s a bisection implication relation if and only if for every Al9 . . , An and B in 5, 46 II IMPLICATION RELATIONS Ai, . . 1 The theoretical interest in bisections and the implication relations based upon them lies in the result that certain kinds of bisections provide a general concept of a truth-value assignment on arbitrary implication structures, with membership in L corresponding to "truth" [an insight essentially due to Scott (1974)].

A = > T(A, B), and T2. T(A, B) =^> B. 32 I BACKGROUND Thus, the way in which the "tonking" of A with B is registered notationally is ignored. "Tonking" yields an item that is indicated as the value of the function T, that is, as T(A, B), and that element of the structure is related implicationally to A and to B by 7\ and T2, respectively. Any implication structure / = (5, =^>) in which T(A, B) exists for all A and B must be trivial. Its members are equivalent to each other. The reason is that for any A and B, A =^> T(A, B), and T(A, B) =^> B.

38 II IMPLICATION RELATIONS That could hardly have been an oversight. It might be objected that even though the single arrow is not a logical connective, it might be a connective nevertheless. But that, too, seems wrong. For whatever else a connective may be, I take it that it is a sign of some kind, say " # , " such that for at least some members A and B of the relevant set of objects, A # B is also a member of that set. However, as we observed earlier, according to Gentzen, the single arrow is not used to derive new formulas from others, and it is not used to form new sequents from other sequents.