J. Michael Dunn on Information Based Logics

0, Outstanding Contributions to Logic
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Highlights contemporary developments in formal logic resulting
from the focus on information and its role in inferences
Introduction: From Information at Large to Semantics of Logics.-
Wedge Sum, Merge and Inconsistency.- LC and its Pretabular Relatives.- Epistemic
Relevance and Epistemic Actions.- On Split Negation, Strong Negation,
Information, Falsi¿cation, and Veri¿cation.- Logical Foundations of Evidential
Reasoning with Contradictory Information.- Mereocompactness and Duality for
Mereotopological Spaces.- Syllogistic Logic with Cardinality Comparisons.
This book celebrates and expands on J. Michael Dunn's work on
informational interpretations of logic. Dunn, in his Ph.D. thesis (1966),
introduced a semantics for first-degree entailments utilizing the idea that a
sentence can provide positive or negative information about a topic, possibly
supplying both or neither. He later published a related interpretation of the
logic R-mingle, which turned out to be one of the first relational semantics
for a relevance logic. An incompatibility relation between information states
lends itself to a definition of negation and it has figured into Dunn's
comprehensive investigations into representations of various negations. The
informational view of semantics is also a prominent theme in Dunn's research on
other logics, such as quantum logic and linear logic, and led to the
encompassing theory of generalized Galois logics (or "gaggles").
Dunn's latest work addresses informational interpretations of the ternary
accessibility relation and the very nature of information.

The book opens with
Dunn's autobiography, followed by a list of his publications. It then presents
a series of papers written by respected logicians working on different aspects
of information-based logics. The topics covered include the logic R-mingle,
which was introduced by Dunn, and its applications in mathematical reasoning as
well as its importance in obtaining results for other relevance logics. There
are also interpretations of the accessibility relation in the semantics of
relevance and other non-classical logics using different notions of
information. It also presents a collection of papers that develop semantics for
various logics, including certain modal and many-valued logics.The publication of this
book is well timed, since we are living in an "information age." Providing
new technical findings, intellectual history and careful expositions of
intriguing ideas, it appeals to a wide audience of scholars and researchers.
Editiert von: Katalin Bimbo´
Professor Katalin Bimbó is a logician working in the field ofnon-classical logics. Her main research interests and findings are in the areas
of relevance and combinatory logics. She is the author of three books and
numerous journal articles. Professor Bimbó held academic positions in the USA,
New Zealand and Australia before moving to Canada, where she works at the
University of Alberta, in Edmonton.

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Autor: Katalin Bimbo´
ISBN-13 :: 9783319292984
ISBN: 3319292986
Erscheinungsjahr: 11.04.2016
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 866g
Seiten: 436
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 241x161x32 mm, Bibliographie
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