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Epistemic Logic A Survey Of the Logic Of Knowledge by Nicolas Rescher

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Published by University of Pittsburgh Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Epistemology, theory of knowledge,
  • Logic,
  • Philosophy,
  • Epistemology,
  • Philosophy / Mind & Body,
  • Knowledge, Theory of,
  • Epistemics

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages152
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9400759M
ISBN 100822942461
ISBN 109780822942467

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Epistemic logic has grown from its philosophical beginnings to find diverse applications in computer science as a means of reasoning about the knowledge and belief of agents. This book, based on courses taught at universities and summer schools, provides a broad introduction to the subject; many exercises are included together with their : J.-J. Ch. Meyer, W. van der Hoek. 'Epistemic Logic' is an overview of multi-agent epistemic logic - the logic of knowledge - including modal operators for groups, such as general and common knowledge. 'Belief Revision' is an overview on how to model belief revision, both in the 'traditional' way and in a dynamic epistemic setting. Epistemic logic investigates what agents know or believe about certain factual descriptions of the world, and about each other. It builds on a model of what information is (statically) available in a given system, and isolates general principles concerning knowledge and belief.   Epistemic modal predicate logic raises conceptual problems not faced in the case of alethic modal predicate logic: Frege’s “Hesperus-Phosphorus” Cited by:

As the title suggests, this book uses a formal tool, logic, to study the notion of knowledge (\episteme" in Greek, hence epistemic logic) and belief, and, in a wider sense, the notion of information. Logic is the study of reasoning, formalising the way in which certain conclusions can be reached, given certain premises. This can be done byFile Size: 1MB. Baltag, Moss, and Solecki proposed an expansion of classical modal logic, called logic of epistemic actions and knowledge (EAK), in which one can reas Cited by: 1. Nicholas Rescher (/ ˈ r ɛ ʃ ər /; German: ; born 15 July ) is a German-American philosopher, polymath, and author, teaching at the University of is the Chairman of the Center for Philosophy of Science and has formerly served as Chairman of the Philosophy Department.. Rescher has served as president for the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Leibniz Society of Alma mater: Queens College (CUNY), Princeton University. Epistemic logic and, more generally, logics of knowledge and belief, originated with philosophers such as Jaakko Hintikka and David Lewis in the early s. Since then, such logics have played a significant role not only in philosophy, but also in computer science, artificial intelligence, and economics. Brand: Hans van Ditmarsch.

Handbook of Epistemic Logic Hans van Ditmarsch, Joseph Y. Halpern, Wiebe van der Hoek, Barteld Kooi (eds.) Epistemic logic and, more generally, logics of knowledge and belief, originated with philosophers such as Jaakko Hintikka and David Lewis in the early s. Dynamic Epistemic Logic is the logic of knowledge change. This is not about one logical system, but about a whole family of logics that allows us to specify static and dynamic aspects of multi-agent systems. This book provides various logics to support such Cited by: The basic modal operator of epistemic logic, usually written K, can be read as "it is known that," "it is epistemically necessary that," or "it is inconsistent with what is known that not.". Epistemic logic, as it is conceived today, is very much influenced by the development of modal logic, and, in particular, by its Kripke semantics. We will emphasise the intuitive appeal of this semantics in this chapter and, indeed, throughout the book, since also the .