Definition:Mathematical Logic

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Mathematical logic is a sub-branch of symbolic logic in which the foundations of the assumptions upon which rest mathematics itself are investigated and made rigorous.

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Historical Note

The discipline of mathematical logic was directly inspired by Hilbert's program, as an attempt to create a consistent and complete set of axioms that would render mathematics completely rigorous.

This did not go the way David Hilbert had planned, as Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems proved that there were always going to true statements in mathematics which could never be proved.