In Modal Logic for Open Minds, Johan van Benthem provides an introduction to the field of modal logic, outlining its major ideas and exploring the numerous ways in which various academic fields have adopted it. Van Benthem begins with the basic theories of modal logic, examining its relationship to language, semantics, bisimulation, and axiomatics, and then covers more advanced topics, such as expressive power, computational complexity, and intelligent agency. Many of the chapters are followed by exercises, making this volume ideal for undergraduate and graduate students in philosophy, computer science, symbolic systems, cognitive science, and linguistics.Also, the counterpart to acts of belief revision are dynamic events that change the deontic betterness order, say, the promulgation of a new law. Viewed in this way, deontic logic is really about multi-agent preferences (me, the law-giver, otheranbsp;...
|Title||:||Modal Logic for Open Minds|
|Author||:||Johan Van Benthem|
|Publisher||:||Stanford Univ Center for the Study - 2010-04-15|