Belief Revision meets Philosophy of Science by Erik J. Olsson, Sebastian Enqvist (eds.)


By Erik J. Olsson, Sebastian Enqvist (eds.)

Belief revision concept and philosophy of technology either aspire to make clear the dynamics of data – on how our view of the realm alterations (typically) within the gentle of recent proof. but those parts of analysis have lengthy appeared surprisingly indifferent from one another, as witnessed by means of the small variety of cross-references and researchers operating in either domain names. One may well speculate as to what has caused this stunning, and maybe unlucky, scenario. One issue can be that whereas trust revision idea has generally been pursued in a backside- up demeanour, targeting the endeavors of unmarried inquirers, philosophers of technology, encouraged by means of logical empiricism, have tended to be extra attracted to technological know-how as a multi-agent or agent-independent phenomenon.

Show description

Read or Download Belief Revision meets Philosophy of Science PDF

Best logic books

Fundamentals of Digital Logic and Microcomputer Design: Includes Verilog & VHDL -- Fourth Edition

PREFACE This ebook covers all simple strategies of computing device engineering and technology from electronic common sense circuits to the layout of a whole microcomputer approach in a scientific and simplified demeanour. it really is written to give a transparent figuring out of the rules and simple instruments required to layout regular electronic platforms equivalent to microcomputers.

Logic Programming and Nonmotonic Reasoning: 6th International Conference, LPNMR 2001 Vienna, Austria, September 17–19, 2001 Proceedings

This publication constitutes the refereed complaints of the sixth overseas convention on common sense Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning, LPNMR 2001, held in Vienna, Austria in September 2001. The 22 revised complete papers and 11 procedure descriptions awarded with 5 invited papers have been rigorously reviewed and carefully chosen.

Logik im Recht: Grundlagen und Anwendungsbeispiele

In dem Lehr- und Studienbuch zeigt der Autor, in welchem Maße logische Strukturen das Rechtsdenken bestimmen. Er erläutert die wesentlichen logischen Grundlagen und ihre Anwendung auf dem Gebiet des Rechts. Zum einen führt dies zu einem tieferen Verständnis der juristischen Dogmatik und einer systematischen Durchdringung des Rechtsstoffs, zum anderen tragen die Überlegungen zwischen Logik und Rechtswissenschaft zu neuen Erkenntnissen bei.

Extra resources for Belief Revision meets Philosophy of Science

Sample text

And the heuristic (“how to search spaces of possibilities and how to match patterns”), although he left in the epistemological part the question about how the information was represented in the memory of a computer. In fact, this proposal dates back to J. McCarthy and P. Hayes (1969). 12 R. Carnota and R. 2 A Presentation of Belief Revision in AI The same year of the “Presidential Address” by Newell, a paper by Jon Doyle and Philip London “. presents an overview of research in an area loosely called belief revision” (see footnote 3).

92 H. Katsuno and A. Mendelzon (1989). 93 Contrasting with Dalal’s comparison, this review of proposals intended to verify which AGM postulates satisfied each one of the analyzed frameworks. 91 28 R. Carnota and R. Rodríguez would satisfy the AGM postulates. Their main result was a theorem for the characterization of the revision operations that satisfied the six (eight) AGM postulates based on a partial (total) preorder among models which only depend on the KB. Using this idea of characterizing revision operations in terms of orders among models of the old and new information, Katsuno and Mendelzon, analyzed, as was already mentioned, the different proposals for knowledge base updating that had been published in the previous years, showing that all of them could be captured by this semantics, just by considering in each case which is the order among models, of the old base as well as the new one, that underlies each construction.

It followed an intense period of exploration in proof systems based on resolution. 37 A few years after, people started to perceive that this was not so: the engine was not powerful enough in practice, not even to prove theorems that were difficult for the human brain or to solve tasks like planning in robots. A reaction surged with the slogan “uniform procedures do not work”, from which it arose, as a positive result, a whole new generation of programming languages in AI. The negative residue of this reaction was “bad press” for logic as a tool in AI: logic was static, did not admit control mechanisms for inference, the failure of theorem proving using resolution implied the failure of logic in general, etc.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 5 votes