March 14
Bartosz Wcisło, University of Gdańsk
Satisfaction classes with the full collection scheme

Satisfaction classes are subsets of models of Peano arithmetic which satisfy Tarski's compositional clauses. Alternatively, we can view satisfaction or truth classes as the extension of a fresh predicate T(x) (the theory in which compositional clauses are viewed as axioms is called CT^-).

It is easy to see that CT^- extended with a full induction scheme is not conservative over PA, since it can prove, for instance, the uniform reflection over arithmetic. By a nontrivial argument of Kotlarski, Krajewski, and Lachlan, the sole compositional axioms of CT^- in fact form a conservative extension of PA. Moreover, in order to obtain non-conservativity it is enough to add induction axioms for the Delta_0 formulae containing the truth predicate.

Answering a question of Kaye, we will show that the theory of compositional truth, CT^- with the full collection scheme is a conservative extension of Peano Arithmetic. Following the initial suggestion of Kaye, we will in fact show that any countable recursively saturated model M of PA has an elementary omega_1-like end extension M' such that M' carries a full satisfaction class.